Asymptomatic non-union of capitate 14 years postfracture

Yosef Hamed, Neil Ashwood, Quentin Fogg, Ilias Galanopoulos

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Abstract

We report the unusual complication of non-union 14 years following a capitate fracture in a right-hand dominant man. Our patient fell and sustained an injury to his left wrist 14 years ago. At that time he had a swollen painful left wrist. His symptoms subsequently settled and he went back to his normal activities. He lost some power for bench-pressing and had slightly restricted range of motion but remained essentially pain-free. He presented 14 years later with another wrist injury when the original non-union was revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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