Pseudo Bennett's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Pain after wrist trauma

Patient Data

Age: 12 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

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Case Discussion

Pseudo Bennett's fracture (also called Epibasal fractures of the thumb) are two piece fractures of the proximal first metacarpal bone which usually is stable. It is important to distinguish them from intra-articular fractures (e.g. Bennett's fracture dislocation or Rolando fracture) which are usually unstable and require surgery.

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Case Information

rID: 23025
Case created: 15th May 2013
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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