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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 1798941, 3 pages
Case Report

Traumatic Isolated Trapezium Dislocation without Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Trauma and Orthopaedics Department, University Hospital Waterford, Waterford, Ireland

Received 1 October 2015; Accepted 24 February 2016

Academic Editor: Pedro Carpintero

Copyright © 2016 Robert M. Kenyon et al. 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.


Isolated dislocation of the trapezium is an uncommon injury. There are sixteen cases to date reported in the literature. The management of these cases has varied from complete excision to open or closed reduction, with or without percutaneous wiring. This paper presents a case of an isolated dislocation of the trapezium without fracture, managed with closed reduction and percutaneous wiring, resulting in a good functional outcome.