Rolando fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Right thumb trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is intra-articular, comminuted fracture of 1st metacarpal base.

Case Discussion

Findings of a Rolando fracture (three-part intra-articular fracture), differentiated from other thumb base fractures such as a Bennett fracture (two-part intra-articular fracture) and an epibasal fracture (extra-articular). 

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Case information

rID: 48712
Case created: 20th Oct 2016
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
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