Volar dislocation of the index carpometacarpal joint in association with a Bennett's fracture of the thumb: a rare injury pattern.
AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Co. Cork, Ireland. , email@example.com
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CitationEmerg Med J. 2006 Mar;23(3):e23.
JournalEmergency medicine journal : EMJ
AbstractWe 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.
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