Isolated Radiopalmar Dislocation of Fifth Carpometacarpal Joint: A Rare Presentation

Atmananda S. Hegde, R. M. Shenoy, Salauddin Arif, Abhishek Shetty, Rajan Babu

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Abstract

Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint dislocations are uncommon injuries that account for less than 1% of hand injuries. Dorsal dislocations of the CMC joints are more frequent than volar dislocations. Palmar dislocations can be either ulnopalmar or radiopalmar. There are very few reports of isolated radiopalmar dislocations of the fifth CMC joint in the English-language literature. In our case of radiopalmar dislocation, diagnosis was delayed, and attempts at closed reduction were unsuccessful. Therefore, it was treated by open reduction and Kirschner-wire fixation. This article reports a rare type of injury and discusses its management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E347-E349
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume44
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2015

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