Fractures of the body of the trapezium

Janet L. Walker, Thomas L. Greene, Paul A. Lunseth

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Abstract

Fractures of the body of the trapezium are uncommon. Ten such cases are reported. They may be associated with other carpal or metacarpal fractures and may require special radiographic views for diagnosis. There does not appear to be a consistent mechanism of injury. A classification system is proposed based on the five fracture configurations identified. Open reduction with internal fixation of the displaced articular surface is preferred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

Keywords

  • Articular surface
  • Carpal bones
  • Fracture of body of trapezium
  • Internal fixation
  • Open reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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