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Scaphoid fractures 

Scaphoid fractures
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Scaphoid fractures
Author(s):

Simon Tan

and Mike Craigen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012029
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date: 12 December 2019

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.

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