Fracture of the ulnar sesamoid of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb: A case report

Altun M., Erdil H., Sahin H., Gumusburun E.

CLINICAL ANATOMY, vol.11, no.1, pp.60-61, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-61


Fracture of the thumb sesamoid bones is rare. We report here a fracture of the ulnar sesamoid in a 25-year-old man caused by a fall on his outstretched hand. He complained of pain and loss of thumb motion. Physical examination revealed tenderness, swelling,, and a hematoma over the first metacarpal joint of the right thumb. Radiographs showed a fracture of the ulnar sesamoid which should not be confused with normal variants that occasionally arise from ossifications centers that fail to unite. (C) 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.