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Wrist Scaphoid Fractures and Complications eMedicine Radiology

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Description: The scaphoid is the most frequently fractured carpal bone, accounting for 71% of all carpal bone fractures. Scaphoid fractures often occur in young and middle-aged adults, typically those aged 15-60 years. About 5-12% of scaphoid fractures are associated with other fractures, and approximately 1% of scaphoid fractures are bilateral. The importance of scaphoid fracture diagnosis is clear when one realizes that 90% of all acute scaphoid fractures heal if treated early.
Synonyms and related keywords: navicular fractures, wrist fracture, humpback deformity, persistent angular deformity, intrascaphoid angle, dorsal intercalated segmental instability, DISI
Author: Carol A Boles, MD 2007

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Author/Contact: Carol A Boles, MD
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Mar 31 2008
Last Modified: Tue Jul 07 2009