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Trans-trapezium carpo-metacarpal dislocation of the thumb

Published inArchives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, vol. 124, no. 1, p. 67-68
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2004

We report a case of carpo-metacarpal dislocation associated with an isolated horizontal fracture of the trapezium. It is a rare lesion which is difficult to diagnose by standard radiography, and CT may be necessary for the diagnosis and correct treatment. In our case, stable osteosynthesis was achieved by internal screw fixation, and at follow-up there was an unrestricted, painless range of motion of the thumb.

  • Adult
  • Bone Screws
  • Carpal Bones/injuries/surgery
  • Dislocations/radiography/surgery
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries/radiography/surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/methods
  • Fracture Healing/physiology
  • Humans
  • Metacarpophalangeal Joint/injuries/surgery
  • Range of Motion, Articular/physiology
  • Recovery of Function
  • Risk Assessment
  • Thumb/injuries
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
GARAVAGLIA, Guido et al. Trans-trapezium carpo-metacarpal dislocation of the thumb. In: Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 2004, vol. 124, n° 1, p. 67–68. doi: 10.1007/s00402-003-0596-7
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ISSN of the journal0936-8051

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