Scaphoid fractures

Simon Tan and Mike Craigen

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Scaphoid fractures

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Commonest fracture in the wrist

Immobilization and serial X-ray is no longer the preferred method of management – use MRI scan

Trend towards more frequent fixation especially displaced proximal fractures

Untreated non-union leads to arthritis and pain

Non-unions treated with bone grafting +/- fixation.

Chapter.  8072 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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