Trapezium fracture

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Background

  • Occurs via direct blow to thumb or dorsiflexion and radial deviation force
  • Major complication is nonunion

Clinical Features

  • Painful thumb movement
  • Weak pinch
  • TTP at apex of anatomic snuffbox, base of thenar eminence

Imaging

  • Best seen on 20-degree pronated oblique view
Trapezium fracture

Differential Diagnosis

Carpal fractures

AP view

Management

See Also

Source

  • Tintinalli