Fractures of hamate: a clinical overview

Fractures of hamate: a clinical overview Hamate fractures are exceedingly rare clinical entities. However, the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries are often delayed and can severely handicap the performance of affected laborers or athletes. This review focuses on fractures of the hamate and provides an update on the current consensus as to mechanism, diagnosis, management, and complications after such injuries. Keywords Hamate · Hook · Fracture Epidemiology the hook of the hamate [2]. If the grip is relaxed or control is lost, the fracture occurs at the end of a poor swing, as Fractures of the hamate usually occur through the hook centrifugal force is transmitted through the handle of the or body of the bone [1]. Type I fractures involve the hook racquet against the hook [7]. In golfers or baseball players, of the hamate and further are subdivided into three sub- a dubbed shot or a checked swing will fracture the hamulus types involving: base, waist, and avulsion (tip). Fractures because the butt of the club or bat will strike the hook. It has located at the base and proximal third (76%) of the hook also been described in polo and ice hockey [8]. are presented more frequently than fractures located at the Fall http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY Springer Journals

Fractures of hamate: a clinical overview

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics; Surgical Orthopedics
ISSN
2035-5106
eISSN
2035-5114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12306-018-0543-y
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Abstract

Hamate fractures are exceedingly rare clinical entities. However, the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries are often delayed and can severely handicap the performance of affected laborers or athletes. This review focuses on fractures of the hamate and provides an update on the current consensus as to mechanism, diagnosis, management, and complications after such injuries. Keywords Hamate · Hook · Fracture Epidemiology the hook of the hamate [2]. If the grip is relaxed or control is lost, the fracture occurs at the end of a poor swing, as Fractures of the hamate usually occur through the hook centrifugal force is transmitted through the handle of the or body of the bone [1]. Type I fractures involve the hook racquet against the hook [7]. In golfers or baseball players, of the hamate and further are subdivided into three sub- a dubbed shot or a checked swing will fracture the hamulus types involving: base, waist, and avulsion (tip). Fractures because the butt of the club or bat will strike the hook. It has located at the base and proximal third (76%) of the hook also been described in polo and ice hockey [8]. are presented more frequently than fractures located at the Fall

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MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERYSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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