Trans-scaphoid, Transcapitate, Transhamate Injury: A Case Report


Traumatic axial dislocation of the carpus in a 20-year-old man is described. This injury was accompanied
by a crushing injury to the hand. The disruption pattern was different from those of previously reported
cases. Despite the restoration of painless wrist motion postoperatively, grip strength remained below
normal. Early accurate reduction, fixation, and range of motion exercise are the treatments of choice in
such complex injuries. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 14(3):133–135, 2005)
Key words: carpal arc, scaphocapitate syndrome, transcapitate, trans-scaphoid

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Julian E. Kuz, MD