Isolated fractures of the trapezoid bone have been rarely reported in the literature, the mechanism of injury being an axial or bending load transmitted through the second metacarpal. We report a case of an isolated, nondisplaced trapezoid fracture that was sustained by direct trauma and subsequently treated successfully in a short-arm cast. Diagnostic and treatment strategies for isolated fractures of the trapezoid bone are reviewed as well as the results of operative and nonoperative treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases|
|State||Published - Mar 27 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine