Isolated trapezoid fractures: A case report with compilation of the literature

Konrad I. Gruson, Kevin M. Kaplan, Nader Paksima

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume66
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 27 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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