Avulsion fracture of the index metacarpal

J Hand Surg Br. 1987 Feb;12(1):38-9. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681_87_90051-9.


A case is reported of the avulsion of the insertion of Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus, an injury that has been reported only once before. The anatomy of the region and mechanism of injury are discussed, as is the importance of open reduction with internal fixation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Wires
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metacarpus / injuries*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*