Season 3 Case 31

History: Trauma with thumb pain

Season 3 Case 31

Case 31

History: pain/deformity  


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Answer: Rolando Fracture

Rolando Fracture is a 3+ part intraarticular fracture at the base of the first metacarpal (ie thumb)

Reference: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/rolando-fracture

Don't confuse it with the Bennett fracture, ie only a single fracture line with 2 parts.

Maybe this will help. Bennett starts with a B which is the 2nd letter of alphabet and it has 2 fragments. Rolando = comminuted. It just may be stupid enough to remember!