Hook of hamate fracture

Andrew Murphy and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Hook of hamate fractures are rare. They occur from the hamate fracturing after blunt trauma, falls, and in sports player (e.g. golf, baseball, racquet sports) from a direct blow while swinging. Stress fractures have also been reported. 

It may result in Guyon's canal syndrome.

Differential diagnosis

Fractures
Wrist pathology

Article information

rID: 49117
Tag: refs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hook of hamate fractures
  • Fracture of hook of hamate

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