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dc.contributor.authorOng, Joshua Chong Yew
dc.contributor.authorDevitt, Brian Meldan
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Micheal Edmund
dc.identifier.citationOng, Joshua Chong Yew; Devitt, Brian Meldan; O'Sullivan, Micheal Edmund (2012). Impaction-fracture of the capitate and lunate: a case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 20 (2), 243-245
dc.description.abstractWe report a 15-year-old girl who underwent a midcarpal fusion for undiagnosed impaction-fractures of the capitate, lunate, and triquetrum after a fall on her outstretched left hand in a dorsiflexed and radially deviated position. The joint was dis-impacted, and the height of the lunate was restored using a cortical bone graft. The damaged proximal capitate articular surface was decorticated to facilitate fusion, as was the lunotriquetral articulation. Kirschner wires were inserted along the coronal plane. At the one-year follow-up, the patient had achieved a satisfactory range of motion and fusion of the capitate-lunatetriquetral articulations.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectcapitate bone
dc.subjectfractures, bone
dc.subjectlunate bone
dc.subjecttriquetrum bone
dc.titleImpaction-fracture of the capitate and lunate: a case report

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