Bülent Tanrıverdi, Mehmet Utku Çiftçi

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Carpometacarpal dislocation, floating, metacarpal, metacarpophalangeal dislocation.


A floating metacarpal is defined as the simultaneous dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and carpometacarpal (CMC) joints. Metacarpal dislocations are rare, and floating metacarpals with double dislocations are extremely rare. In this article, we present a very rare case of floating metacarpal in which the first MCP and CMC dislocations were found simultaneously and successfully treated with closed reduction, open reduction, and Kirschner wire fixation methods.

Citation: Tanrıverdi B, Çiftçi MU. The floating first metacarpal: A rare case. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2023;34(2):474-479. doi: 10.52312/ jdrs.2023.922.

Author Contributions

Idea/concept, design, literature review, writing the article: B.T., M.U.C.; Control/supervision, critical review: B.T.; Data collection and/or processing, references and fundings, analysis and/or interpretation: M.U.C.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.

Data Sharing Statement

The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.