Rolando Fracture Clinical Presentation

Updated: Jan 04, 2023
  • Author: John J Walsh, IV, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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History and Physical Examination

Following injury, patients present with a swollen, tender thumb base. If significant varus has developed, a clinically visible deformity may be present. However, swelling can mask a surprising amount of angulation. Neurovascular and tendon injuries are not commonly associated with this fracture.