The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone; despite its frequent injury, the diagnosis of fracture can be complicated by the presence of normal radiographs at the time of presentation. Clinical intuition can be increased by physical examination and immediately available modalities such as ultrasound within the emergency department. Definitive diagnosis should be made with computed tomography and magnetic resonance to verify the presence of displacement. This article provides an overview of the incidence and presentation of acute scaphoid fractures with a surgical focus on percutaneous dorsal screw fixation.
- Compression screw
- Dorsal approach
- Scaphoid fracture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine