Radial sesamoid fracture of the second MCP joint – a case report

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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 60 (March 2015) > List of articles

Radial sesamoid fracture of the second MCP joint – a case report

Grzegorz Pracoń * / Marta Walentowska-Janowicz / Paweł Nowicki / Mateusz Płaza / Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Keywords : sesamoid bones, bone fracture, hand, ultrasonography, diagnostic imaging

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 15, Issue 60, Pages 96-101, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15557/JoU.2015.0008

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 15-October-2014 / Accepted: 05-December-2014 / Published Online: 13-September-2016

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A fracture of the sesamoid bone of the hand is rarely seen. In most cases, it is strictly associated with the trauma. The patient complains of a long-lasting, due to unclear  diagnosis, painful swelling of the joint with an inability to fl ex the affected fi nger. Limited blood supply makes the untreated fracture prone to avascular necrosis. Thus, it is
extremely important to make a proper diagnosis early. Bilateral comparing the affected areas with ultrasonography seems to be the method of choice. The treatment is conservative or surgical when needed. We present a case of a radial sesamoid fracture of the second metacarpophalangeal joint without a history of trauma.

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