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Scaphoid Fractures

Case Example

A 34-year-old male fell while snowboarding onto his outstretched right upper extremity and radiographs revealed a right-sided scaphoid fracture. He was referred to the care of Andrew J. Weiland, MD at the Orthopedic Trauma Service of Hospital for Special Surgery. Through a minimally invasive technique, the scaphoid fracture was anatomically reduced and fixed using a percutaneous headless screw. He continued to return at regular follow-up intervals and 4 months following fracture surgery, he presented with an excellent outcome including a healed scaphoid fracture, full range of motion, resolution of pain symptoms and return to all pre-injury activities.

radiographs revealing a scaphoid fracture from a case example presented by the orthopedic trauma service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Anteroposterior (AP) radiograph (left image) revealing a scaphoid fracture and intraoperative fluoroscopic AP and lateral radiographic images (right images) illustrating reduction of the scaphoid fracture prior to placement of percutaneous screw fixation.

Radiographs 4 months illustrating a healed scaphoid fracture from a case example presented by the orthopedic trauma service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs at 4 months illustrating a healed scaphoid fracture in anatomic alignment.

Research Publications

The HSS Orthopedic Trauma Service has conducted many studies. Please see our publications on scaphoid fractures.

 
More Information

Find out more about scaphoid fractures, by visiting the Scaphoid Injuries and Conditions (Wrist Injuries) Conditions & Treatments page.