Extraction of cannulated percutaneous screw from scaphoid: A simplified technique

Morad Askari, Alexander Y. Shin

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Removal of a cannulated headless screw following scaphoid fixation, when necessary, can prove to be difficult due to loss of bony integrity and the shape of the screw. This can result in greater exposure and more extensive soft tissue dissection for removal of the hardware. We describe a simple technique for percutaneous extraction of this hardware that can be done reliably with no additional equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702-1705
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Fracture
  • percutaneous
  • scaphoid screw
  • technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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