Isolated trapezoid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Levente István Lánczi

Presentation

Wrist was hit by a ball during play on the previous day.

Patient Data

Age: 35 year old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Trapezoid fracture without dislocation is present.

X-ray

Four-view wrist X-ray

Four-view wrist X-ray is a first line imaging tool in the suspicion of carpal bone injury.

Case Discussion

Fractures or other trauma lesions occur the most rarely on the trapezoid among the carpal bones (less than 1%).

CT or MRI can help to evaluete carpal bone injury.

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Case information

rID: 47660
Case created: 26th Aug 2016
Last edited: 12th Apr 2017
Tag: rapids
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