First metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Thumb trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Fracture line through the  thumb metacarpal proximal meta-diaphysis associated with surrounding bone marrow edema/bruise is seen.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the thumb are important due to the huge impact the thumb has on the overall function of the hand, an understanding of the types of fractures that occur is important, as treatment varies with fracture type.

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Case information

rID: 74163
Published: 11th Feb 2020
Last edited: 11th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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