Fractures of the hamate are rare and mostly occur with in association with other injuries, often with dorsal dislocation of the fourth and fifth metacarpals or a triquetral fracture. A fracture of the base of the hamate hook is rare and requires special views.
|A||Lateral radiograph of the wrist. This shows a bony fragment at the carpometacarpal region.|
|B||Oblique radiograph of the wrist. This shows a fracture of the body of the hamate.|