Mayo classification of scaphoid fractures
Mayo classification of scaphoid fractures divides them into three types according to anatomic location of the fracture line:
- middle (70%)
- distal (20%)
- proximal (10%)
Fractures of the distal third are further divided into distal articular surface or the distal tubercle fractures:
- distal tubercle third fracture
- distal articular surface fracture
- distal third fracture
- middle third fracture
- proximal third fracture
The location of the fracture has important implications on the risk of AVN and therefore management.
Wrist and hand fractures
- wrist and hand fractures (Amsterdam wrist rules)
- distal radial fracture (Frykman classification)
- distal ulna fractures
- fracture dislocations of the radius and ulna
- carpal fractures
- metacarpal fractures
- phalanx fractures
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