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Post-traumatic wind swept deformity: five volar carpometacarpal dislocations
  1. Prajwal P Mane,
  2. Anil K Bhat and
  3. Ashwath Acharya
  1. Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anil K Bhat, anilbhatortho{at}


Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint dislocation other than thumb are rare injuries and can be easily missed. These injuries account for <1% of all hand injuries and are frequently overlooked or missed. CMC dislocations can occur either in dorsal or volar direction and be associated with fractures. However, dorsal dislocation is more commonly encountered than volar dislocation. Volar CMC joint dislocations are rare and need a high level of suspicion for diagnosing and prevention of complications. We present a 36-year-old woman with post-traumatic neglected volar dislocation of all the five CMC joints leading to a windswept deformity of the hand.

  • musculoskeletal and joint disorders
  • trauma
  • orthopaedics
  • radiology

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  • Contributors Case report design and write up: AKB and PPM. Literature review: AA and PPM. Clinical pictures: AKB and AA.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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