Isolated fracture of the capitate: the value of MRI in diagnosis and follow up.

Published online: Jun 27 2002

De Schrijver F, De Smet L.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U.Z. Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, B-3212 Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium.


We report 2 new cases of isolated fracture of the capitate. The diagnosis and follow-up were made with MRI. Conventional radiographs initially failed to reveal the fracture. Both fractures were treated conservatively; one healed completely; the other went on to a well-tolerated nonunion.