• Volar dislocation of the index carpometacarpal joint in association with a Bennett's fracture of the thumb: a rare injury pattern.

      Dillon, J P; Laing, A J; Thakral, R; Buckley, J M; Mahalingam, K; Department of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Co. Cork, Ireland. , dillonjp@o2.ie (2012-02-03)
      We describe a case of volar dislocation of the index carpometacarpal (CMC) joint in association with a Bennett's fracture of the thumb following a motorcycle accident. Volar dislocation of the index carpometacarpal joint is an exceedingly rare but easily missed injury, with only a few reported cases in the literature. This report highlights the importance of a true lateral radiograph and close scrutiny of the film to detect this injury. Closed reduction supplemented with Kirschner wire fixation restored normal anatomical relations and achieved an excellent clinical result.