Pseudo-Bennett fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Fracture of base of the first metacarpal bone with mild displacement and without intra-articular extension.

Case Discussion

Typical case of pseudo-Bennett fracture (also called epibasal fracture of the thumb) which is a type of fracture of the proximal first metacarpal bone, that is usually stable and often do not require surgery.

It is important to distinguish them from intra-articular fractures (e.g. Bennett fracture dislocation or Rolando fracture), which are usually unstable and require surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 61800
Published: 19th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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