Waist of scaphoid fracture
Fall on out stretched hand whilst playing basketball. Pain in hand. Fracture?
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Undisplaced fracture through the waist of the scaphoid.
The waist of the scaphoid is prone to fracture typically from a fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH).
It is the commonest carpal bone fracture by far representing three quarters of all carpal bone fractures.. Of these, three quarters occur through the waist.
These fractures require close attend as AVN of the distal pole may occur.