Distal scaphoid tubercle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Wrist pain post fall.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

Slightly displaced fracture of the distal scaphoid tubercle/pole. Small associated bony chip. 

Case Discussion

  • distal fractures make up 20% of all scaphoid fractures
  • differentiation between distal articular surface and distal tubercle/pole is important
  • plain radiographs may miss up to 30% of scaphoid fractures
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Case information

rID: 31728
Case created: 24th Oct 2014
Last edited: 1st Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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