TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2014, Cilt 13, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 147-158)

Scaphoid fractures

Kahraman Öztürk 1

1 Baltalimanı Kemik Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, El Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2014.17
Görüntüleme: 124
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İndirme : 90

Scaphoid is the second most frequently broken carpal bone in the upper extremity following distal radius. Scaphoid fractures occur more often in active and young males due to a fall on outstretched hand. A high union rate is obtained with early diagnosis and proper treatment. Nonunion, humpback deformity, avascular necrosis, collapse in carpal bones are the consequences of untreated scaphoid fractures. Long term scaphoid fracture nonunions end up with wrist arthritis. Nondisplaced stable or incomplete fractures can be treated with plaster immobilization. To avoid harm related to long term immobilization, percutaneous or arthroscopically assisted percutaneous techniques or open surgical techniques providing optimal stabilization until union and with little soft tissue injury are applied more frequently.

Anahtar Kelimeler : fractures, scaphoid bone; medical imaging; conservative treatment; surgical treatment; cannulated screw