Bipartite scaphoid

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

A bipartite scaphoid is a rare example of a divided carpus. There is controversy whether this condition is congenital (i.e. normal variant) or post-traumatic. Bipartite scaphoids may be unilateral or bilateral. 

Diagnostic criteria have been proposed 3:

  • no history of traumatic injury
  • normal appearance to both parts
  • well-defined and rounded cortex, with a small joint-like space intervening
  • no STT or radioscaphoid osteoarthritis

Differential diagnosis


Upper limb anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 32520
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Multipartite scaphoid
  • Congenital bipartite scaphoid

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