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Trapezoid Stress Fracture in an International Shot-Putter: A Case Report
Neil Heron1,2, , Francisco Verdugo3, Antonio Turmo3, Lluis T. Perez3
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1 Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2 Centre for Public Health Research, Queen’s University, Belfast, Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI), Northern Ireland
3 Centre d’Alt Rendiment (CAR, High Performance Centre), Sant Cugat del Valles, Catalonia, Spain

Neil Heron
✉ Dept of General Practice, Queen’s University, Dunluce Health Centre, Level 4, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast, BT9 7HR, Northern Ireland
Email: neilheron@yahoo.co.uk
Publish Date
Received: 26-09-2012
Accepted: 04-10-2012
Published (online): 01-12-2012
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ABSTRACT

Trapezoid fractures are relatively rare upper limb fractures. The case report of a trapezoid stress fracture in the dominant hand of a 22 year old international standard shot-putter is presented.

Key words: Trapezoid, stress fracture


           Key Points
  • This is the first documented case report of a trapezoid stress fracture.
  • Plain x-rays can be negative in stress fractures and therefore a high index of suspicion warrants further investigation with a CT scan and/or MRI of the relevant area.
  • Non-displaced trapezoid fractures can be treated with immobilisation whereas displaced fractures will require surgical intervention.
 
 
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