Scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fall with wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
On these scaphoid projections, there is subtle linear lucency at the scaphoid waist, concerning for a nondisplaced fracture.

Non-contrast volume acquisition. Undisplaced lateral cortical fracture of the scaphoid waist best seen on the sagittal reformats. No other fracture identified. Alignment within normal limits.

Undisplaced fracture through the scaphoid waist. Tiny adjacent joint effusion. Scapholunate ligament is intact. No other fracture identified. Alignment within normal limits.

Case Discussion

These images demonstrate what are possible and subtle fractures on x-ray and CT, are clearly fractures on MRI. 

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Case information

rID: 53454
Published: 24th May 2017
Last edited: 25th Sep 2017
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