Osteonecrosis of the trapezium: a case report and review of the literature


Bone graft; osteonecrosis; trapezium

Published online: May 03 2022


Gautier Beckers, David Mazy, Katerina Cermak, Sophie Van den Dungen, Olivier Van Nieuwenhove, Louis Kinnen

From the Department of Hand surgery, CHIREC hospitals, Brussels, Belgium


We describe the case of a 58-year-old woman with AVN of the left trapezium which was treated surgically. This paper aims to review the etiologies leading to the pathology and the different therapeutic options. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the carpal bones most commonly involves the lunate and the scaphoid . AVN of the trapezium is extremely rare. To our knowledge only 3 cases have been published in the literature so far and they were all treated differently.