Osteochondroma of the Capitate Causing Rupture of the Extensor Digiti Minimi: Case Report

Nirav R. Shah, Mark Wilczynski, Richard Gelberman

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Abstract

Osteochondromas usually arise from the metaphyses of long bones. Involvement of the carpal bones is extremely rare. We report a case of an osteochondroma originating from the dorsal capitate in a 51-year-old man. Attritional rupture of the extensor digiti minimi tendon resulted from mechanical irritation as it coursed over the mass. Surgical excision of the mass with tendon transfer of the extensor digiti minimi was subsequently performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Capitate
  • extensor digiti minimi
  • osteochondroma

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