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Acute Scaphoid Fractures

  • Nick R. Howells
  • Rouin Amirfeyz
  • Tim R. C. DavisEmail author
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Abstract

The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone, accounting for 11 % of all fractures of the hand and 60 % of fractures of the carpus [1]. Detection and treatment of scaphoid injuries can be challenging as the clinical symptoms and signs can be subtle and non-union may occur. If a scaphoid non-union goes untreated, radiological osteoarthritis is almost inevitable and pain probable. As they occur most commonly in young men, the resultant socio-economic consequences can be considerable.

Keywords

Acute scaphoid fracture Wrist fracture Scaphoid fracture Imaging of scaphoid Classification Surgery for scaphoid fracture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick R. Howells
    • 1
  • Rouin Amirfeyz
    • 1
  • Tim R. C. Davis
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsBristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsNottingham University Hospitals, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

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