Statistics from Altmetric.com
Existing literature indicates that fractures of the first metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) sesamoids are uncommon. However, it is our supposition that this injury may be under reported because it is not clinically suspected and because standard x rays (anteroposterior and lateral views) may not demonstrate the fracture.
The ulnar and radial sesamoids transmit the pull of the flexor pollicis brevis and adductor pollicis brevis to the proximal phalanx of the thumb. They are fractured …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.