Fracture of the trapezial ridge.

  title={Fracture of the trapezial ridge.},
  author={Michael J. Botte and Herbert P. von Schroeder and Harris Gellman and Mark S. Cohen},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The trapezial ridge is a longitudinal projection of bone on the palmar surface of the trapezium and serves as an attachment for a portion of the transverse carpal ligament. It can be fractured from a fall onto the outstretched palm. Presented here is a case report of a young woman who sustained a fracture of the trapezial ridge. Point tenderness was a key initial symptom. Standard anteroposterior, lateral, and oblique roentgenograms did not demonstrate the fracture, and the diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING

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