June 4, 2014

HOOK OF HAMATE FRACTURE

Definition:  The hamate bone had a volar extension referred to as a hook.  Fractures to the hook of hamate comprise 2-4% of all carpal fractures.1,2 They are often associated with a delayed diagnosis.2,4 […]
May 8, 2014

SCAPHOLUNATE LIGAMENT DISRUPTION

Description: Scapholunate Ligament Disruption is an injury involving the ligaments attaching the scaphoid to the lunate.  There is a dorsal and volar ligament as well as proximal ligament which connect these two […]
April 30, 2014

UCL INJURY- THUMB

Description: The ulnar collateral ligament provides stability to the MCP joint of the thumb in flexion and valgus.  It originates from the ulnar distal aspect of the first metacarpal and attaches onto […]
April 30, 2014

STENER LESION

Description: The ulnar collateral ligament provides stability to the metacarpal-phalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb in flexion and valgus.  It originates from the ulnar distal aspect of the first metacarpal and attaches […]
April 30, 2014

MALLET FINGER

Description: Mallet Finger is an avulsion of the extensor tendon at it’s attachment to the base of the distal phalanx of the digit.  There is a visible deformity at rest with the […]