Conservatively treated isolated capitatum fracture: Case report
Mehmet Fatih Erol 1 * , Özgür Karakoyun
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1 Namık Kemal Üniversitesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji AD. Tekirdağ, Turkey
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Abstract

Capitatum fractures contributes 1% of all carpal bone fractures. Isolated fracture of capitatum is a rare entity which is seen in the literature as case reports. Any delay in diagnosis can cause complications such as nonunion, avascular necrosis, malunion and secondary arthrosis. We present in this paper the early result of the conservative treatment of an isolated nondisplaced capitatum fracture which was diagnosed late and emphasize the importance of the diagnosis and treatment of capitatum fracture.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2015.03.0538

J Clin Exp Invest, 2015 - Volume 6 Issue 3, pp. 306-308

Publication date: 25 Oct 2015

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