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Deep capitate fossa

Case contributed by Dr Daniel J Bell

Presentation

Acute trauma with tender rt index and 4th finger on secondary survey ? fracture

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Incidental finding of a deep capitate fossa. No fracture.

Annotated image

Black circle demonstrates deep capitate fossa.

Case Discussion

The capitate fossa is the concavity on the radial aspect of the capitate with which the scaphoid articulates. Occasionally it is deeper than normal producing this distinctive radiographic appearance 1. It is not known to have any pathological sequelae.

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Case information

rID: 87195
Published: 23rd Feb 2021
Last edited: 23rd Feb 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North Middlesex University Hospital

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