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Limited exposure approach for scaphoid screw insertion E-Hand

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Description: Because of the deep position of the scaphoid, scaphoid fracture fixation traditionally requires fairly wide surgical exposure. A variety of volar, dorsal and radial exposures have been described. Wide exposure has the disadvantages of creation of a wide zone of scar tissue as well as possibly disrupting existing circulation to the fracture site. This case illustrates a technique for limiting the dissection required for screw insertion from a dorsal approach.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Tue Jul 07 2009