Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid is one of the small bones of the wrist. It is the most frequently fractured carpal bone, accounting for 71% of all carpal bone fractures. The incidence of fracture is greater in young and middle-aged men, typically those between 15 and 60 years.

Many cases of painful wrists due to a fractured scaphoid are seen in the emergency department. Early diagnosis is important as 90% of all acute scaphoid fractures heal if treated early. On the other hand, a delay in diagnosis can lead to a variety of adverse ...

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