Items tagged “scaphoid fracture”
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A Herbert screw is an instrument used in the internal fixation of an unstable scaphoid fracture. It is a headless screw with thread along its entire length. The two halves of the screw have a different pitch though, which causes compression of the fracture. Indications Unstable scaphoid fractu...
Herbert classification of scaphoid fractures
The Herbert classification of scaphoid fractures, also known as the Herbert and Fisher classification, is one of the most frequently used classification systems when assessing scaphoid fractures. The Herbert classification is proposed to provide a guide to the management of these fractures. Cl...