Isolated trapezoid fractures: a case report with compilation of the literature

Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2008;66(1):57-60.


Isolated fractures of the trapezoid bone have been rarely reported in the literature, the mechanism of injury being an axial or bending load transmitted through the second metacarpal. We report a case of an isolated, nondisplaced trapezoid fracture that was sustained by direct trauma and subsequently treated successfully in a short-arm cast. Diagnostic and treatment strategies for isolated fractures of the trapezoid bone are reviewed as well as the results of operative and nonoperative treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Trapezoid Bone / injuries*