Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
Ios-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Androit-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
from September 2014
©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2012) 11, 768 - 770

Case report
Trapezoid Stress Fracture in an International Shot-Putter: A Case Report
Neil Heron1,2, , Francisco Verdugo3, Antonio Turmo3, Lluis T. Perez3
Author Information
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
Publish Date
Received: 26-09-2012
Accepted: 04-10-2012
Published (online): 01-12-2012
Share this article

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.
Home Issues About Authors
Contact Current Editorial board Authors instructions
Email alerts In Press Mission For Reviewers
Archive Scope
Supplements Statistics
Most Read Articles
  Most Cited Articles
JSSM | Copyright 2001-2020 | All rights reserved. | LEGAL NOTICES | Publisher

It is forbidden the total or partial reproduction of this web site and the published materials, the treatment of its database, any kind of transition and for any means, either electronic, mechanic or other methods, without the previous written permission of the JSSM.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.