IP International Journal of Orthopaedic Rheumatology

Osteoid osteoma of the capitate: A case report

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Author Details: Abhishek Bansal, Swapnil Sharma, Avtar Singh, Rajiv Vohra

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-9151

Print ISSN : 2581-8112

Article First Page : 112

Article End Page : 114


Osteoid osteoma is a benign relatively uncommon osteogenic tumour of unknown aetiology, affecting mainly the long bones and rarely the carpal bones. Because of its nonspecific presentation in the wrist, it remains a diagnostic challenge. We report an unusual case of osteoid osteoma of capitate in a 15year old school going girl where it presented as chronic nagging nocturnal pain and weakness of hand. Diagnosis was made by MRI scan of the wrist and surgical excision lead to a dramatic relief of symptoms.

Keywords: Osteoid Osteoma, Solitary, Capitate, Carpal Bone