Scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Pain on the left wrist. The patient slipped and fell to the ground forcefully with his left hand first. (+) tenderness and swelling, dorsal part of left wrist, (-) open wound.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Left wrist

x-ray

Fracture in the left scaphoid bone with a fat pad sign.

Minimal degenerative changes in the distal radioulnar joint.

Case Discussion

Sometimes, scaphoid fractures do not appear on x-ray in the acute phase due to the edema but become clear after that.

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