Bennett Fracture Clinical Presentation

Updated: Jul 06, 2020
  • Author: Mark E Baratz, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Presentation

History and Physical Examination

Patients who have sustained a Bennett fracture present with swelling and pain at the thumb base.

On examination, motion is limited and carpometacarpal (CMC) joint instability is frequently noted with gentle stress of the thumb metacarpal.