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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 241716, 3 pages
Case Report

Osteoblastoma of the Os Capitatum

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University, 07058 Antalya, Turkey

Received 10 June 2014; Accepted 24 June 2014; Published 3 July 2014

Academic Editor: Kaan Erler

Copyright © 2014 Çağrı Kaptan and Halil Atmaca. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An osteoblastoma is a primary benign bone tumor, which is rarely seen in hand bones. Osteoblastoma is generally seen in spine, pelvis, and long bones. However, there are a few case reports of osteoblastoma in wrist and hand bones. To our knowledge, up to now, only one male patient with osteoblastoma in capitate bone was reported. We report the first female case of osteoblastoma of capitate bone and discuss diagnosis and treatment.