Acute scaphoid fractures: making decisions for treating a troublesome bone

Joseph J. Dias, David Ring, Ruby Grewal, Martin Clementson, Geert Alexander Buijze, Pak-Cheong Ho

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Seven aspects of the management of acute scaphoid fractures are open to debate: Diagnosis of true fractures among suspected fractures, assessment of fracture displacement, cast immobilization strategies, the role of surgical fixation, proximal pole fractures, assessment of union, and the underlying objective of treatment. We reviewed current evidence, and our varied interpretations of it, to highlight areas of uncertainty where more evidence might be helpful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of hand surgery, European volume
Issue number1
Early online date2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • Scaphoid fracture
  • cast fixation
  • internal fixation
  • proximal pole fractures

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