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Multiple carpometacarpal dislocations.
  1. A Kumar,
  2. D B Olney
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey.


    We present a case of dislocations of the carpometacarpal joints without associated fractures. Although carpometacarpal injuries are relatively uncommon, it is rare for multiple carpometacarpal dislocations to occur without associated fractures. The injury is difficult to diagnose because of swelling of the hand. A lateral radiograph of the wrist has been found to be mandatory to its precise diagnosis if suspected. In the case presented here early diagnosis and closed manipulation in the accident and emergency (A&E) department resulted in a good outcome.

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