Fall onto a hyperextended hand.
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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.
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.