Case Report

Acute Repair of Dorsoradial Ligament for Traumatic Dislocation of the Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb

  • Cenk Özkan
  • Aydıner Kalacı
  • Sinan Özlük

Received Date: 13.09.2007 Accepted Date: 09.11.2007 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2008;61(1):47-50

Isolated acute traumatic dislocation of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is a rare injury. Conservative and surgical measures have been described in a limited number of patients. We report a case treated by acute repair of dorsoradial ligament with review of the literature. The result obtained is successfull with congruent reduction and stability. Surgical repair of dorsoradial ligament and capsule should be considered in presence of instability.

Keywords: thumb, carpometacarpal joint, dislocation, dorsoradial ligament