An exploratory study on the combined effects of external and internal morphology on load dissipation in primate capitates: its potential for an understanding of the positional and locomotor repertoire of early hominins.
Fractures of the scaphoid, capitate and triquetrum in a child: a case report.
Carpal fractures in children are rare, especially with a combination of scaphoid, capitate, and triquetrum fractures. We report one such case in a 10-year-old boy who was successfully treated with Kirschner wires. (+info)
Impaction-fracture of the capitate and lunate: a case report.
We report a 15-year-old girl who underwent a mid-carpal 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-lunate-triquetral articulations. (+info)