Isolated capitate fracture
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Rasuli B, Isolated capitate fracture. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 31 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-65954
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1 Feb 2019
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Jame Jam Imaging Center
Wrist pain after falling down with the outstretched hand.
Age: 25 years
From the case: Isolated capitate fracture
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There is a transverse fracture at the mid capitate. The articular surface appears intact. There is no separation of the ulnar styloid process. The adjacent joint alignment appears normal.
Isolated capitate fractures are rare (scaphoid is the most common associated fracture) and occur via forceful dorsiflexion of hand with impact on the radial side.