Carpal Fractures is a topic covered in the 5-Minute Emergency Consult.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Emergency Central is a collection of disease, drug, and test information including 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Davis’s Drug, McGraw-Hill Medical’s Diagnosaurus®, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals created for emergency medicine professionals. Explore these free sample topics:

Emergency Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

Basics

Description

  • Most commonly injured region of upper extremity
    • Most commonly fractured carpals are the scaphoid (68%) and triquetrum (18%)
  • Carpal bone fractures commonly occur with other wrist injuries:
    • Capitate fractures along with scaphoid (scaphocapitate syndrome) sometimes occur with perilunate dislocations
    • Hamate fractures associated with injuries to 4th and 5th CMC and metacarpals concurrent with distal radius fractures

Etiology

  • Fall on outstretched hand (FOOSH) with a hyperextended or hyperflexed wrist
  • Direct blow
  • Axial loading
  • Chronic use injury

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Carpal Fractures ID - 307601 Y1 - 2016 PB - 5-Minute Emergency Consult UR - https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307601/all/Carpal_Fractures ER -