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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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PINEDA BORJA, Amando; BERNABE CASTANEDA, Elfego  and  MORALES SOSA, Abraham. Fracture of the pyramidal bone in a pediatric patient. Case report and literature review. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2017, vol.60, n.5, pp.22-27. ISSN 2448-4865.

The fracture of the triguetrum is a slightly uncommon patholоgу in pediatrie patients. It is an injury that happens mostly in adults, affecting the anatomy of the wrist, it reguires an optimal diagnosis and treatment in order to avoid early arthritis of the wrist joints. A conservative treatment with a short plaster device can be the ideal treatment for this type of injuries; however, these injuries are not diagnosed properly due to the complex anatomy of the carpus and they are treated incorrectly as wrist sprains. With a proper diagnosis and treatment, these injuries tend to evolve satisfactory. Taking into consideration the low incidence of this pathology, in the following article we include the case of a 12 year-old patient with a multi-fragmented fracture of the triguetrum bone, its diagnosis and therapeutic approach, the success obtained through a 1-year follow-up, and a review of the literature.

Keywords : Fracture of the triquetrum; fracture of the carpus; fracture in pediatric; fracture of the wrist.

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