Triquetral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Palmar flexion injury of the hand.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Non-displaced avulsion injury of the dorsal cortex of the os triquetrum.

Case Discussion

Triquetral fracture is carpal bone fracture that generally occurs on the dorsal surface of the triquetrum. It may be fractured by means of impingement from the ulnar styloid, shear forces, or avulsion from strong ligamentous attachments. It is the 2nd commonest carpal bone fracture, after the scaphoid.

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Case information

rID: 18230
Published: 20th Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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