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Trans-trapezium carpo-metacarpal dislocation of the thumb

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Published in Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2004, vol. 124, no. 1, p. 67-8
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultBone ScrewsCarpal Bones/injuries/surgeryDislocations/radiography/surgeryFemaleFinger Injuries/radiography/surgeryFollow-Up StudiesFracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/methodsFracture Healing/physiologyHumansMetacarpophalangeal Joint/injuries/surgeryRange of Motion, Articular/physiologyRecovery of FunctionRisk AssessmentThumb/injuriesTreatment Outcome
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PMID: 14579134
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Research group Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique (98)
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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. 67-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41476

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