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"Floating thumb metacarpal" or complete dislocation of the thumb metacarpal: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15081339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a case of a patient with a simultaneous dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal (MP) and the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb as an isolated injury, and we review the relevant literature. We found only three previous reports in the literature, two reports as an isolated injury and another similar injury combined with a carpometacarpal fracture-dislocation of all four fingers. A closed reduction of both joints followed by an open repair of the torn ulnar collateral ligament of the MP joint and Kirschner-wire (K-wire) stabilization of the CMC joint led to a good result at 1 year. This rare injury has been described as a "complete dislocation of the thumb metacarpal" or as a "simultaneous dislocation of the MP and CMC joints of the thumb". We suggest it is a "floating thumb metacarpal".
Authors:
G I Drosos; E H Kayias; K Tsioros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-14     Completed Date:  2004-07-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
2nd Orthopaedic Department, Athens Naval Hospital, Deinokratous 70, 11521 Athens, Greece. drosos@otenet.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Dislocations / radiography*
Humans
Male
Metacarpophalangeal Joint / injuries*,  radiography
Military Personnel
Thumb / injuries*,  radiography
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Injury. 2005 Jan;36(1):232-3   [PMID:  15589956 ]

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