Journal article

Asymptomatic non-union of capitate 14 years postfracture.

Yosef Hamed, Neil Ashwood, Quentin Fogg, Ilias Galanopoulos

BMJ Case Rep | Published : 2013

Abstract

We report the unusual complication of non-union 14 years following a capitate fracture in a right-hand dominant man. Our patient fell and sustained an injury to his left wrist 14 years ago. At that time he had a swollen painful left wrist. His symptoms subsequently settled and he went back to his normal activities. He lost some power for bench-pressing and had slightly restricted range of motion but remained essentially pain-free. He presented 14 years later with another wrist injury when the original non-union was revealed.

University of Melbourne Researchers