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Carpal Dislocations

      Carpal dislocations are rare injuries. They most often occur from high-energy trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, falls from a height, or industrial-related accidents. Usually occurring in young males in their twenties or thirties, these injuries may be missed initially because of concomitant injuries. A thorough understanding of the carpal anatomy, injury patterns, and treatment options is critical for proper management of these rare but significant injuries. In this article the authors address the five main categories of carpal dislocations, the associated anatomy, and their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
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