Difference between revisions of "Trapezoid fracture"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
*Extremely rare (<1% of all carpal fractures)
 
*Extremely rare (<1% of all carpal fractures)
*Occurs via axial load onto index metacarpal
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*Occurs via axial load onto second (index) metacarpal
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
*Tenderness along radial aspect augmented by applying pressure along index metacarpal
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*Tenderness along radial aspect augmented by applying pressure along second metacarpal
 
 
==Imaging==
 
*Difficult to visualize on x-ray; CT or MRI may be necessary
 
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{Carpal fractures}}
 
{{Carpal fractures}}
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==Evaluation==
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*Difficult to visualize on x-ray; CT or MRI may be necessary
  
 
==Management==
 
==Management==
 
*[[Thumb spica splint]]
 
*[[Thumb spica splint]]
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==Disposition==
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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<references/>
 
  
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]

Latest revision as of 20:32, 4 July 2017

Background

  • Extremely rare (<1% of all carpal fractures)
  • Occurs via axial load onto second (index) metacarpal

Clinical Features

  • Tenderness along radial aspect augmented by applying pressure along second metacarpal

Differential Diagnosis

Carpal fractures

AP view

Evaluation

  • Difficult to visualize on x-ray; CT or MRI may be necessary

Management

Disposition

See Also

References