Traumatic isolated dislocation of the trapeziometacarpal joint: A rare case report

KARAMAN İ. , Gunay A. E. , TÜRK C. Y.

KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.52, no.2, pp.207-210, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-210


Isolated dislocation of trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint is a rarely seen entity among hand injuries. It often develops after axial loading on thumb at partial flexion. It may eventually result in TMC arthritis, pain and dysfunction in thumb due to TMC joint instability if treated inadequately or left untreated. Here, we aimed to present successful outcome in a case who presented with acute instable dislocation of TMC joint and underwent dorsoradial carpal and volar oblique ligament repair after two years of follow-up.