Hamate Fracture Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 06, 2018
  • Author: Amy Powell, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Consider the following when evaluating hamate fractures:

  • Tears to any of the ligaments surrounding the hamate (eg, palmar carpal ligament, flexor retinaculum, pisohamate ligament, palmar carpometacarpal ligament, dorsal carpometacarpal ligament)

  • Injury to the ulnar flexor profundus tendon, such as rupture or tenosynovitis