Complex Carpal Dissociation With Open, Complete, and Divergent Trapezium, Capitate, and Hamate Dislocation: A Case Report

Harvey Chim, Andrew K T Yam, Andrew Y H Chin, Lam Chuan Teoh

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Abstract

We report a patient with a unique complex carpal dissociation involving complete and divergent dislocation of the hamate, capitate, and trapezium with total ligamentous disruption of the distal carpal row and midcarpal joint, associated with a transverse shaft fracture of the fifth metacarpal. The mechanism of injury was a sustained torsional force resulting in a simultaneous distraction and bidirectional dorsopalmar (ulnar)-palmodorsal (radial) crushing force at the carpus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1363-1366
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Capitate dislocation
  • carpal dissociation
  • hamate dislocation
  • trapezium dislocation
  • wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Complex Carpal Dissociation With Open, Complete, and Divergent Trapezium, Capitate, and Hamate Dislocation : A Case Report. / Chim, Harvey; Yam, Andrew K T; Chin, Andrew Y H; Teoh, Lam Chuan.

In: Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 9, 11.2007, p. 1363-1366.

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Chim, Harvey ; Yam, Andrew K T ; Chin, Andrew Y H ; Teoh, Lam Chuan. / Complex Carpal Dissociation With Open, Complete, and Divergent Trapezium, Capitate, and Hamate Dislocation : A Case Report. In: Journal of Hand Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 32, No. 9. pp. 1363-1366.
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