TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 242-254)

Scaphoid fractures in athletes

Murat Kayalar 1, Emin Bal 1, Yusuf Gürbüz 1

1 El Mikrocerrahi Ortopedi Travmatoloji Hastanesi, İzmir

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.32
Görüntüleme: 602
İndirme : 1511

Scaphoid fractures of the wrist may be one of the primary causes of malunion. These fractures usually occur during sports activities as well as daily activities. The incidence of such fractures is higher in athletes who participate in boxing, football, gym and other competitive sports. Scaphoid fractures are likely to be in the flexion position. Dorsal intercalary segment instability or scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse associated with these fractures may develop. Therefore, a well-established treatment plan specific to each fracture type and location should be followed. The majority of the scaphoid fractures (80%) occur in the waist or tubercle. The union rate of the non-displaced fractures is about 90% with a failure rate of 25-45% for nonunion fractures. Magnetic resonance imaging is recommended immediately for the athletes with suspected fractures. In recent years, successful treatments with close screwing have been reported in the literature. However, irrespective to the treatment chosen, ensuring follow-up on a regular basis is of utmost importance.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Fracture; scaphoid; sport