We report the case of a 39-year-old man who sustained an acute fracture of an os hamulus proprium, which was treated with open surgical excision after nonoperative treatment was unsuccessful. At the most recent follow-up, at 6 years after surgery, the patient was asymptomatic and maintained full function of the hand and the wrist.
An os hamulus proprium is often confused with a fracture of the hook of the hamate, and little information exists in the literature regarding these accessory ossicles. To our knowledge, an os hamulus proprium fracture has not previously been described in the literature.
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2Orthopaedics Department, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Lone Tree, Colorado
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatologic Surgery, AOU Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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