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Isolated radial volar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint: a rare injury.

Research paper by Khalid K Ibn El Kadi, Mohcine M Sbiyaa, Badr B Alami, Ilyass I Rabhi, Amine A Marzouki, Kamal K Lahrach, Fawzi F Boutayeb

Indexed on: 01 Jan '13Published on: 01 Jan '13Published in: The Pan African medical journal



Abstract

Isolated palmar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint is an uncommon injury and classified as radio-palmar or ulno-palmar according to the direction of displacement of the fifth metacarpal base. This very rare injury is often difficult to recognize. A careful neurologic assessment of the patient is a necessity, as well as obtaining proper radiographs of the hand. The purpose of this report is to present a patient with a pure isolated volar dislocation of the fifth carpometacarpal joint that was satisfactorily treated with closed reduction and casting. A review of the literature is presented.