Scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Fall onto a hyperextended hand.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Fracture and bone marrow edema at the scaphoid distal pole.

Bone marrow at trapezium, capitate, and lunate bones.

Intercarpal and distal radioulnar joint effusion.

Radio-scaphoid ligament tearing.

Case Discussion

A scaphoid fracture is common.  In some instances it can be difficult to diagnose and can result in significant functional impairment. Fractures can occur essentially anywhere along the scaphoid, but distribution is not even and the distal pole is relatively rare.

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Case information

rID: 72569
Published: 2nd Dec 2019
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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