Pisiform fracture

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Young ice hockey player is shunted "into the boards"

Patient Data

Age: 32 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Note the subtle lucency on the AP view of the wrist (annotated)

A common complaint for skeletal trauma in Canada: shunted into the boards.

Modality: Nuclear medicine

Isotope uptake in the fracture.

Case Discussion

A diagnosis usually made with hindsight/the retrospectoscope. A high index of suspicion helps.

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Case Information

rID: 29263
Case created: 13th May 2014
Last edited: 13th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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