Pseudo Bennett's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Hand trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

Case Discussion

Pseudo Bennett's fracture (also called epibasal fracture of the thumb) are two-piece fractures of the proximal first metacarpal bone which is usually stable and often do not require surgery. 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: 54135
Case created: 23rd Jun 2017
Last edited: 26th Jun 2017
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