Carpal fractures

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

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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Capitate Bone / injuries
  • Capitate Bone / surgery
  • Carpal Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Carpal Bones / injuries*
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Hamate Bone / injuries
  • Hamate Bone / surgery
  • Humans
  • Pisiform Bone / injuries
  • Pisiform Bone / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Trapezium Bone / injuries
  • Trapezium Bone / surgery
  • Triquetrum Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Triquetrum Bone / injuries
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery*