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Bennett's Fracture Wheeless

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Description: most frequent of all thumb frx; - described in 1882 by Dr. Edward Bennet; - it is a frx dislocation, intra-articular frx at base of carpometacarpal joint of the thumb; - involves an oblique intraarticular metacarpal frx (known as the palmar beak fragment) which remains attached to the palmar beak ligament
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
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