Pisiform fracture

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk

Presentation

Ongoing wrist pain especially when typing. History of trauma 3 weeks earlier. Initial radiographs did not show acute abnormality.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

AP and lateral view demonstrated no acute abnormality. 

Additional lateral 30 degree angled view was requested given patient's symptoms which demonstrated fracture of the pisiform bone. No other fracture was identified. 

Case Discussion

Pisiform fractures are not commonly seen. If clinical suspicion warrants, additional views can be performed to help with visualisation of the pisiform. 

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Case Information

rID: 52465
Case created: 8th Apr 2017
Last edited: 12th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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