Distal scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Dai Roberts

Presentation

Fall, pain at base of thumb

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
x-ray

Minimally displaced intra-articular distal scaphoid fracture.  

Case Discussion

Scaphoid fractures should be described according to their location and displaced.  More proximal fractures are at a higher risk of non-union, with some going to develop a SNAC (scaphoid non-union advanced collapse) wrist.

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