Scaphoid Fractures

  • Joel V. Ferreira
  • Juan Marcelo Giugale
  • Mark Baratz
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone in the wrist and a potentially devastating injury to an athlete if not promptly diagnosed and treated. The most common mechanism of injury is a fall onto an outstretched hand, usually with the wrist in extension and radial deviation. High index of suspicion followed by appropriate investigations can facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment of this challenging injury.


Scaphoid Proximal pole Scaphoid waist Distal pole Scaphoid nonunion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel V. Ferreira
    • 1
  • Juan Marcelo Giugale
    • 2
  • Mark Baratz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUConn HealthFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic AssociatesPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Hand and Upper Extremity, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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