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Thumb Trapezium Dislocation

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2007
  • 10:06 AM

Hi everyone,

Sorry to be unregistered and post this but i have no medical knowledge so don't think i could help anyone else out!

anyway, playing rugby on saturday i knocked the trapezium bone in my thumb out of joint quite badly (it came towards the wrist) but it was put back into place by pulling the thumb forwards - i played on for a few more minutes but it got knocked out again at which point i went to hospital.

following two x-rays it seems that there is no break and the bone was relocated again - i am however quite worried because at the time the trapezium was very mobile and could be knocked in and out of joint without too much force.

i have it strapped now and it is not too painful, i'm trying to rest it, but i am worried that due to its mobility at the time of injury i may have really damaged a ligament - can anyone shed any light on this?? is there anything i can do? what are normal problems after the dislocation of the thumb?? at present i'm not experiencing any real pain and the swelling is low, but gripping is a little hard.

i am going to a physio tonight for her to have a quick look at it and the fracture clinic on tuesday - is this the best i can do? i'm trying to reduce the amount of time i'm away from rugby for - what is a normal lay off for this sort of injurt?

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