Unusual cause of the thumb basal joint pain: osteoid osteoma of the trapezium

Ji Hun Park, Tae Wook Kang, Jong Woong Park

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The trapezium is rare site of osteoid osteoma development. The diagnostic challenge lies in its rare occurrence, and requires differentiation from various disease entities causing thumb basal joint pain. We report the case of a 29-year-old male who presented with severe thumb basal joint pain. He was initially treated for calcific periarthritis because of concomitant calcifications around the thumb basal joint, but had undiscovered osteoid osteoma. A high index of suspicion to a patient with wrist pain unresponsive to prior treatment is necessary for diagnosis of osteoid osteoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-878
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


  • Calcific periarthritis
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Thumb basal joint pain
  • Trapezium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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