Scaphoid series (summary)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

A scaphoid series (or scaphoid x-ray) may be performed for a multitude of reasons. However, they are most commonly used in the assessment of trauma, by clinical teams within the Emergency Department or Orthopaedic service.

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Summary

  • indications
    • suspicion of bony injury of the scaphoid
  • procedure
    • AP and oblique views of the wrist
    • two further dedicated views of the scaphoid
  • similar series
    • wrist series
      • distal radius and ulna, carpals and proximal metacarpals
    • hand series
      • radiocarpal joint to the tips of the fingers
  • important pathology
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  • Scaphoid x-ray (summary)

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