Stress fracture of the hook of the hamate: a case report.

  title={Stress fracture of the hook of the hamate: a case report.},
  author={Robert E Van Demark and Elizabeth Helsper},
  journal={South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={157-9, 161}
Hook of the hamate fractures are uncommon. This fracture is usually seen in sports involving a club or a racquet (i.e., baseball or golf) and is caused by blunt trauma. Stress fractures of the hamate are exceedingly rare. Because of its subcutaneous position and associated soft tissue structures, hook of the hamate fractures can be difficult to diagnosis. When treated early, conservative (non-operative) options can be used to successfully treat the fracture. When the diagnosis is delayed… CONTINUE READING

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