Scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


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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Case information

rID: 18057
Published: 4th Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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