Fourth and fifth carpometacarpal joint dislocations

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


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Patient Data

Age: 21
Gender: Male

Loss of joint space at the 4th and 5th carpometacarpal joints with small fracture fragments associated. Widening of the space between the 3rd and 4th metacarpals. Dorsal dislocation is obvious on lateral projection.  

Case Discussion

Carpometacarpal joint dislocations are rare and are often associated with fractures. 

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Case information

rID: 30645
Case created: 25th Aug 2014
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
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