Herbert screw

A Herbert screw is an instrument is used in internal fixation of unstable scaphoid fracture. It is a headless screw with thread along its entire length. The two halves of the screw have a different pitch though, which causes compression of the fracture.


Unstable scaphoid fractures which include:


  • ineffective in long standing nonunion scaphoid fractures
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rID: 24335
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Herbert screws

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