Carpo-metacarpal fracture-dislocations with hamatum split fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male

Intra-articular multifragmentary fractures of the metacarpal bases III and IV with dorsal dislocation of the shaft fragments. Split fracture of the hamate due to the 5th metacarpal being driven into it.

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Case information

rID: 18482
Published: 9th Jul 2012
Last edited: 1st Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included