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J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):785-91; quiz 791. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.10.030.

Carpal fractures.

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1
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY; Melbourne Orthopaedic Group and Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monash University, Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
2
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY; Melbourne Orthopaedic Group and Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monash University, Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: wolfes@hss.edu.

Abstract

Carpal fractures are exceedingly rare clinical entities and are often associated with concomitant injuries. In this review, we focus on fractures of the carpus, excluding the scaphoid, and provide an update on the current consensus as to mechanism, diagnosis, management, outcomes, and complications after such injuries.

KEYWORDS:

Carpal fracture; hamate; lunate; trapezium; triquetrum

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PMID:
24679911
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.10.030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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