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Carpal Fractures

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Carpal Fractures


Anatomy


Background

  • Overall, scaphoid fractures account for 70% of carpal fractures[1]
    • #2 is Triquetrum
    • #3 is Trapezium
  • Fractures to the first carpal role are more common: scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform

Clinical Features

General: Physical Exam Wrist


Differential Diagnosis


Evaluation

Radiographs

CT Scan

  • Help delineate fracture pattern, surgical planning

MRI

  • Evaluate for occult fractures, soft tissue injuries as well

See Also


References

  1. Pointu J, Schwenck JP, Destree G, Sejourne P. [Fractures of the trapezium: mechanisms, anatomo-pathology and therapeutic indications]. Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Motil. 1988;74(5):454e465.
Created by:
John Kiel on 11 June 2019 18:50:25
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Last edited:
13 October 2022 21:41:29
Categories:
Trauma | Osteology | Wrist | Upper Extremity | Fractures | Acute