What does a triquetral fracture feel like?
Symptoms of Triquetrum fracture Pain in the wrist, specifically on the little or pinky finger side of the wrist. Rapid swelling of the wrist. Tenderness when pressing in over the site of the fracture. You will have reduced grip strength and range of motion in your wrist.
What is a Triquetrum fracture?
Triquetral fractures are carpal bone fractures generally occuring on the dorsal surface of the triquetrum. The triquetral may be fractured by means of impingement from the ulnar styloid, shear forces, or avulsion from strong ligamentous attachments.
Are triquetral fractures common?
A triquetral fracture is a common type of wrist injury.
What muscles are attached to the triquetrum?
supinator muscle. supinator arch.
What causes a Triquetral fracture of the wrist?
Many wrist fractures, including triquetral fractures, happen when you try to break a fall by putting your arm out. When your hand or wrist hits the ground, the force of the fall can fracture one or more bones. Any kind of traumatic injury from a car accident or other forceful impact can also cause a triquetral fracture.
What kind of surgery is needed for a triquetrum fracture?
Triquetrum fractures are common carpal fractures that are often associated with other injuries to the wrist. Diagnosis is confirmed with orthogonal views of the wrist. Treatment is generally nonoperative but injuries associated with wrist instability require surgical fixation.
How do you know if you have a Triquetral fracture?
They’ll gently feel for any signs of a broken bone or damaged ligament. They might also move your wrist a bit to narrow down the location of the injury. Next, they’ll likely order an X-ray of your hand and wrist. On the image, a triquetral fracture will look like a small chip of bone has separated from the back of your triquetrum.
How long does it take for a triquetrum fracture to heal?
An X-ray will be required to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any associated injuries. Isolated Triquetral fractures tend to heal well with immobilization. The wrist is placed in a cast for approximately 6 weeks so the bone can heal.