Scaphoid dislocation with hamate fracture and proximal migration of distal carpal row

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Abstract

Scaphoid dislocation is a rare injury. Traditionally it has been classified into isolated dislocation and dislocation associated with axial carpal disruption. We present a unique case of scaphoid dislocation associated with proximal migration of the entire distal carpal row as a single unit and hamate fracture with no axial carpal disruption. This injury complex has not been previously described in the literature. The purpose of this case report is to emphasize that in absence of axial carpal dissociation with scaphoid dislocation, a careful evaluation of injury to other bones should be done and treated accordingly to maximize the chances of favourable outcome with reconstructive surgery.

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