Pediatric Carpal Fracture Dislocation

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Abstract

Summary:

Transcarpal fractures in children are rare in the orthopaedic literature. This is a case report of a 10-year-old boy who sustained fractures across the distal radius, scaphoid, lunate, and triquetrum with gross displacement. Treatment consisted of open reduction with internal fixation of the fractures and ligamentous repair through a combined dorsal and palmar approach. The injury healed with good wrist function but abnormal carpal development. This unusual pattern of injury is described so that it may be more readily appreciated in the future.

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