Isolated radial volar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint :A rare injury

  • K El Kadi
  • M Sbiyaa
  • B Alami
  • I Rabhi
  • A Marzouki
  • K Lahrach
  • F Boutayeb

Abstract

Isolated palmar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint is an uncommon injury and classified as radio-palmar or ulno-palmar according to the direction of displacement of the fifth metacarpal base . This very rare injury is often  difficult to recognize. A careful neurologic assessment of the patient is a  necessity, as well as obtaining proper radiographs of the hand. The purpose of this report is to present a patient with a pure isolated volar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint that was satisfactorily treated with closed  reduction and casting. A review of the literature is presented
Published
2014-05-13
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