Fracture base of the hook of the hamate

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


Recent fall on the hand.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Transverse fracture line is seen implicating the base of the hook of the hamate bone (red arrow) with no significant gapping and or displacement. No significant sclerosis, structural collapse, or fragmentation. 

Case Discussion

Minimally displaced fracture through the base of the hook of the hamate.

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Case information

rID: 58634
Published: 26th Feb 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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