A rare case of an isolated triquetrum body fracture in a 14-year-old boy

  • N Horras
  • W Barthlen
  • P Wildbrett
Keywords: Carpal bone fracture, triquetrum bone fracture, wrist fracture

Abstract

Isolated carpal fractures are uncommon injuries usually caused by a fall on the outstretched hand. The patient might present with non-specific clinical signs and X-ray diagnosis might be difficult due to bone overlay. An isolated triquetrum body fracture is an absolute rarity. The treatment is easy and the outcome excellent but if missed, degenerative changes with chronic pain and impaired movement might be the consequence.

Key words: Carpal bone fracture, triquetrum bone fracture, wrist fracture

Published
2014-04-17
Section
Articles

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