Condition

Hand Fractures

Description

A scaphoid fracture, a fracture of the scaphoid bone also known as the carpal navicular, is the most common type of carpal bone fracture.  Scaphoid fractures usually cause pain at the base of the thumb accompanied by swelling in the same area. Scaphoid fractures usually cause pain and sensitivity to palpation in the anatomic snuffbox at the base of the thumb accompanied by swelling in the same area. These are also called navicular fractures (the scaphoid also being called the carpal navicular) as navicular is the traditional name for the scaphoid bone, although this can be confused with the navicular in the foot. Treatment depends on the location of the fracture.

 
Fractures of scaphoid can occur either with direct axial compression or with hyperextension of the wrist, such as a fall on the palm on an outstretched hand. The most common classification of scaphoid fractures categorizes them by location: distal third (distal pole), central third (waist) and proximal third (proximal pole). 
The Rolando fracture is a comminuted intra-articular fracture through the base of the first metacarpal bone (the bone located just proximal to the thumb).  This is a fracture consisting of 3 distinct fragments; it is typically T- or Y-shaped.
Bennett's fracture is a fracture of the base of the first metacarpal bone which extends into the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint.  This intra-articular fracture is the most common type of fracture of the thumb, and is nearly always accompanied by some degree of subluxation or frank dislocation of the carpometacarpal joint.
A "Boxer's fracture" occurs as a result of axial loading of the 4th and/or 5th transverse neck of the metacarpal bone secondary to an indirect force such as striking an object with a closed fist. Source: Wikipedia

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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2 Málaga

Professionals

Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery