Ununited fracture of the hook of hamate treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in an older middle-aged patient

Yu Sakuma, Takuji Iwamoto, Shigeki Momohara

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A 63-year-old man presented with a complaint of left ulnar wrist pain after playing golf. Computed tomography was used to detect a fracture at the base of the hook of hamate. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound without a splint for immobilization was started, and bone union was confirmed 12 months after the ultrasound treatment started. The patient returned to play golf without any symptoms or complications. The present case suggests that ultrasound treatment is effective for fractures of the hook of hamate even in an older middle-aged patient. Ultrasound treatment is more time consuming than other surgical treatments, but it can be an important, safe, and noninvasive therapeutic alternative to surgery for fractures of the hook of hamate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-359
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint

Hamate Bone
Ununited Fractures
Golf
Therapeutics
Splints
Wrist
Immobilization
Tomography
Ultrasonic Waves
Bone and Bones
Pain

Keywords

  • hook of hamate
  • low-intensity pulsed ultrasound
  • nonunion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Ununited fracture of the hook of hamate treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in an older middle-aged patient. / Sakuma, Yu; Iwamoto, Takuji; Momohara, Shigeki.

In: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2014, p. 358-359.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{67ba2a71659d487bb4ce3df76f95eb12,
title = "Ununited fracture of the hook of hamate treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in an older middle-aged patient",
abstract = "A 63-year-old man presented with a complaint of left ulnar wrist pain after playing golf. Computed tomography was used to detect a fracture at the base of the hook of hamate. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound without a splint for immobilization was started, and bone union was confirmed 12 months after the ultrasound treatment started. The patient returned to play golf without any symptoms or complications. The present case suggests that ultrasound treatment is effective for fractures of the hook of hamate even in an older middle-aged patient. Ultrasound treatment is more time consuming than other surgical treatments, but it can be an important, safe, and noninvasive therapeutic alternative to surgery for fractures of the hook of hamate.",
keywords = "hook of hamate, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, nonunion",
author = "Yu Sakuma and Takuji Iwamoto and Shigeki Momohara",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1097/JSM.0000000000000007",
language = "English",
volume = "24",
pages = "358--359",
journal = "Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine",
issn = "1050-642X",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ununited fracture of the hook of hamate treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in an older middle-aged patient

AU - Sakuma, Yu

AU - Iwamoto, Takuji

AU - Momohara, Shigeki

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - A 63-year-old man presented with a complaint of left ulnar wrist pain after playing golf. Computed tomography was used to detect a fracture at the base of the hook of hamate. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound without a splint for immobilization was started, and bone union was confirmed 12 months after the ultrasound treatment started. The patient returned to play golf without any symptoms or complications. The present case suggests that ultrasound treatment is effective for fractures of the hook of hamate even in an older middle-aged patient. Ultrasound treatment is more time consuming than other surgical treatments, but it can be an important, safe, and noninvasive therapeutic alternative to surgery for fractures of the hook of hamate.

AB - A 63-year-old man presented with a complaint of left ulnar wrist pain after playing golf. Computed tomography was used to detect a fracture at the base of the hook of hamate. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound without a splint for immobilization was started, and bone union was confirmed 12 months after the ultrasound treatment started. The patient returned to play golf without any symptoms or complications. The present case suggests that ultrasound treatment is effective for fractures of the hook of hamate even in an older middle-aged patient. Ultrasound treatment is more time consuming than other surgical treatments, but it can be an important, safe, and noninvasive therapeutic alternative to surgery for fractures of the hook of hamate.

KW - hook of hamate

KW - low-intensity pulsed ultrasound

KW - nonunion

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903783139&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903783139&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000007

DO - 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000007

M3 - Article

C2 - 24389626

AN - SCOPUS:84903783139

VL - 24

SP - 358

EP - 359

JO - Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

JF - Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

SN - 1050-642X

IS - 4

ER -