Rolando fracture


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Related to Rolando fracture: mallet finger, Smith fracture, Monteggia fracture, Barton fracture

Rolando fracture

Orthopedics A 3-part comminuted intraarticular fracture/dislocation at the base of the thumb/1st metacarpal, in which a large dorsal fragment of the metacarpal continues to articulate with trapezium. See Fracture. Cf Bennett fracture.

Ro·lan·do frac·ture

(rō-lahn'dō frak'shŭr)
Fracture to the base of the first metacarpal with vertical extension into the joint as a T or Y fracture.

Rolando fracture

A comminuted intra-articular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal with distal fragment subluxation. This fracture is similar to a Bennett fracture, but with more comminution.
See also: Rolando, Luigi