Scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Fall off push bike.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

A mildly impacted irregular transverse fracture through the waist of the scaphoid is demonstrated. 

CT wrist 3 weeks later


Undisplaced fracture of the scaphoid waist with comminution at the dorsal margin. Partial osseous union at the volar margin. No evidence of malalignment especially no palmar flexion of the distal fragment.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a minimally displaced scaphoid fracture. 

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