A rare coronal fracture of the medial carpal column: Case report

Chir Main. 2015 Apr;34(2):94-7. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2015.01.003. Epub 2015 Mar 3.


Carpal coronal fractures are rare. We report the case of a 15 year-old male who fell from a balcony and suffered a displaced coronal fracture of the capitate, hamate and triquetrum. The diagnosis, which was initially made based on the X-rays, was confirmed by CT scan. Open reduction and internal fixation using Herbert screws was performed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first published case of a coronal fracture of these three bones. The patient returned to normal activities after six months.

Keywords: Capitate; Capitatum; Carpe; Carpus; Coronal fracture; Fracture coronale; Hamate; Hamatum; Triquetrum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Capitate Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Capitate Bone / injuries*
  • Capitate Bone / surgery
  • Fractures, Bone* / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Bone* / surgery
  • Hamate Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Hamate Bone / injuries*
  • Hamate Bone / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Multiple Trauma* / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Triquetrum Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Triquetrum Bone / injuries*
  • Triquetrum Bone / surgery