Isolated palmar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint diagnosed by stress X-rays

Citation
K. Yamakado et al., Isolated palmar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint diagnosed by stress X-rays, ARCH ORTHOP, 120(9), 2000, pp. 529-530
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
120
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
529 - 530
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200008)120:9<529:IPDOTF>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
Isolated palmar ulnar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal (CMC) joint is a rare injury which often yields only subtle radiographic findings that may be easily overlooked, especially when there is no associated fracture. We reported a case of an isolated palmar dislocation of the fifth CMC joint , diagnosed correctly by means of simple stress X-rays (traction and axial compression stress views). This method proved to be useful and needs no spe cial equipment.