Traumatic axial dislocation of the scaphotrapezio-trapezoidal joint: an unusual injury and its management.

Published online: Jun 27 1994

Y Devlies, J Haverans, and L De Smet.

University Hospital Pellenberg, Department of Orthopedics, Belgium.


Traumatic peritrapezium-peritrapezoid axial dislocation is a rare but serious injury of the wrist. The usual case is significant wrench or crush injury. The prognosis is related to the severity of the associated soft tissue injury. Treatment is by early closed or open reduction and Kirchner-wire stabilization.