Bennett's fracture

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An intraarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal with involvement of carpometacarpal joint.

Description

An intraarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal with involvement of carpometacarpal joint. Symptom is extreme pain at the base of thumb, with tenderness and swelling.

Bibliography

  • E. H. Bennett:
    Fractures of the metacarpal bones.
    Dublin Journal of Medical Science, 1882, 73: 72-75.

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