Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3100
Pisiform bone dislocation associated with distal epiphysiolysis of the radius. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2003, vol.17, n.1-2, pp. 88-91. ISSN 1561-3100.
The first case of dislocation of the pisiform bone published by the Cuban medical literature is presented in this paper. This is a very unusual case because it occurred in a child and is associated with a distal epiphysiolysis of the radius, which turns this case into one of the few cases published in the world medical literature. It is about a 13 years-old patient who fell down with his right hand extended. The patient was treated with closed reduction of lesion and immobilization with a plaster for 3 weeks. After 5 months the lesion persisted, characterized by pain in the ulnar region of the palm of the hand. Then exeresis of the pisiform bone was performed. The recovery of the patient has been satisfactory; after 6 months of surgery, he remained asymptomatic.
Palavras-chave : DISLOCATIONS [surgery]; HAND INJURIES [surgery].