Scaphoid and capitate fracture

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Wrist pain after falling off of a bicycle.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male
X-ray

Scaphoid and capitate fracture

CT

Scaphoid and capitate fracture

Case Discussion

The most common cause for carpal fractures is a fall on the outstretched hand.  

Scaphoid fractures account for about 70% of all carpal fractures.  

Scaphoid fracture, upper extremity fracturehumpback deformity of the scaphoid.

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Case information

rID: 19877
Case created: 19th Oct 2012
Last edited: 9th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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