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Open or closed reduction and internal fixation of a combined Bennett and trapezial shear fracture? – Case reports

Shai Luria, Ido Volk.


Reduction and internal fixation of a rare injury to the thumb trapezo-metacarpal joint is described in three patients, a combination of a Bennett type fracture with a shear fracture of the radial tuberosity of the trapezium. Although open reduction is recommended for most cases, closed reduction may be adequate in some.

Key words: Trapezial fracture, Bennett fracture, open reduction, closed reduction, carpal fracture, thumb fracture dislocation

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