Carpal Fractures (Excluding Scaphoid)
Fractures of the carpal bones can present in isolation or as part of a more extensive ligamentous and osseous injury. When assessing a patient with a wrist injury, it is important to clinically examine the whole wrist and to look for associated injuries in every case of carpal fracture.
A high level of clinical suspicion is necessary for their diagnosis. Taking an accurate history of the injury, carrying out a clinical examination looking for the area of tenderness and obtaining appropriate radiographs and sectional imaging (CT or MRI) are required in order to make a decision on optimum management.
KeywordsLunate Triquetrum Trapezium Trapezoid Hamate Capitate
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