Isolated fracture of the capitate with proximal pole dorsal dislocation. A case report.

Published online: Jun 27 2001


Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Civil Hospital of Oderzo USSL 9 (TV), Via Luzzatti 33 Oderzo, Italy.


Isolated fractures of the capitate are uncommon. We report a rare case of isolated fracture of the capitate with dorsal dislocation of the proximal pole. After open reduction and K-wire fixation the fracture united, and a full range of wrist motion was achieved. No signs of avascular necrosis were observed after 3 years.