Orthopedics Book


Carpometacarpal Boss

Aka: Carpometacarpal Boss
  1. Cause
    1. Repetitive Trauma at carpometacarpal joint
  2. Symptoms
    1. Pain at carpometacarpal joint of 2nd and 3rd fingers
  3. Signs
    1. Bony prominence at base of 2nd and 3rd Metacarpals
  4. Differential diagnosis
    1. Ganglion Cyst
  5. Management
    1. Splinting
    2. NSAIDs
    3. Surgical excision of bony spur
      1. Indicated for persistent pain despite treatment

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