Pseudo Bennett's fracture
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Fracture of base of the first metacarpal bone with mild to moderate displacement and without intra-articular extension.
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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