Combined volar and dorsal fracture pattern of the triquetrum

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu


30 year old male. Wrist injury from BMX sport.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

1) Anteriorposterior radiograph of the right wrist demonstrates subtle vertical lucency through the body of triquetrum. 
2) Oblique view (pronation) demonstrates three bone fragments. The larger superior fragment at the dorsal aspect of triquetrum is minimally displaced. Two small fragments are displaced inferiorly, one overlapped the triquetrum (dorsal) and the other inferior to the triquetrum (volar). 
3) Lateral view demonstrated a displaced bone fragment dorsal to the triquetrum.
4) Oblique view (supination) demonstrate a volar bone fragment at the inferior margin of the pisiform. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 18297
Published: 27th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.