Salvatore Lenzo, M.D. - Clinical Assistant Professor - Orthopaedic Surgery NYU - Hospital for joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center Your Practice Online
 
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Triquetrum Fractures

Fractures of the triquetrum on the dorsal ulna aspect of the wrist are the second most common carpal fracture. Usually they result from a hyperextension injury and represent an avulsion of the dorsal lip of the triquetrum. This is best seen on the lateral x-ray view of the patient. Treatment usually consists of splinting and early mobilization of the wrist as soon as the patient can tolerate this.

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