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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-90

Dislocations of all the carpometacarpal joints: A rare injury pattern


1 Department of Orthopedics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, BFUHS, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), Banur, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Punjab - 147 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7341.134029

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Orthopedic injuries can be misdiagnosed if physical examination is not feasible. The literature is abundant with different pattern of hand injuries. Carpometacarpal fracture dislocations constitute one of the rarest patterns of injuries of the hand. These injuries can often be missed because of the gross swelling and edema of the hand. The diagnosis of this unusual form of injury requires a high index of suspicion, vigilant examination and high-quality radiography. Apart from the routine antero-posterior and oblique radiographs, a lateral radiograph of the hand is essential for making an accurate diagnosis in suspected cases of carpometacarpal dislocations. Although many such case reports are described in the literature, we are reporting a rare case of dislocation involving all the five carpometacarpal joints which has never been reported in the literature till date.


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