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, cilt.11, sa.1, ss.60-61, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.