Hook of hamate fracture

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Small fracture with mild displacement is noted at tip of hook of hamate bone.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with a hook of hamate fracture. It should be noted that the hook of the hamate has its own ossification center, which may fail to fuse with the body of the hamate, creating an ossicle that can be difficult to distinguish from a fracture of the hook.

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