Bipartite scaphoid

Case contributed by Dr Tom Foster


Fall onto outstretched hand two weeks previously. Pain and swelling since.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Bipartite left scaphoid.

No other acute bony injury.

The bipartite scaphoid is not so clearly demonstrated on the lateral view.

Case Discussion

This patient had fallen recently and reported wrist pain and swelling since. Wrist X-ray demonstrated an incidental finding of a bipartite scaphoid. There is controversy as to whether this finding may be a congenital finding or whether it relates to non-union of a previous fracture. The patient had no previous imaging of his wrist and there was no clear history of earlier trauma.

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Case information

rID: 71295
Published: 27th Sep 2019
Last edited: 27th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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