Herbert screw

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

Indications

Unstable scaphoid fractures which include:

Disadvantages

  • ineffective in long standing non-united scaphoid fractures

Article information

rID: 24335
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Herbert screws

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1
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  • Case 3: with scaphoid nonunion
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  • Case 2
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