Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 131, Issue 2, pp 225–228 | Cite as

Surgical reconstruction using suture anchor for dislocation of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb: a case report

  • Genki Okita
  • Satoshi Anayama
  • Nobutaka Sato
  • Hirotaka HaroEmail author
Trauma Surgery


Dislocation of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is a rare injury. This is the first report in the literature performing ligamentous reconstruction using suture anchors in a case of severe joint instability after manipulative reduction for dislocation of the first carpometacarpal joint. Our surgical procedure successfully resulted in a stable pain-free thumb 1 year postoperatively.


Carpometacarpal joint Dislocation Suture anchor Thumb 



Anterior oblique ligament




Dorsoradial ligament


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Genki Okita
    • 1
  • Satoshi Anayama
    • 1
  • Nobutaka Sato
    • 1
  • Hirotaka Haro
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of YamanashiYamanashiJapan

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