A Rare Challenging Case: Chronic Post-traumatic Anterior Instability of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb

Bennis Azzelarb, Bouya Ayoub, ELghoul Naoufal, Ouzaa Mohammed Reda, Jaafar Abdeloihab

Abstract


The chronic post-traumatic anterior instability of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb is a rare medical condition that impairs the pollici - digital clamp as well as the dextrous function of the thumb. Multiple treatment options could be employed. The authors present the case of a young patient who suffers a chronic anterior instability of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb, due to an acute hyperextended trauma. The injury didn’t get adequat treatment. However, a free tendon graft has achieved a good functional outcome.

Keywords


Metacarpophalangeal Joint, Thumb, Instability, Traumatic

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.abcmed.v.8n.3p.23

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