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Scaphoid Fracture Fixation

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Evolution of Scaphoid Fracture Fixation

Operative fixation of scaphoid fracture relies on compression across the fracture to stimulate healing. Depending on the nature of the fracture, the surgeon may make a surgical incision and dissection on either the front or back of the hand or possibly do the surgery through a hole just large enough for the screw, called percutaneous screw fixation. After x-rays are taken to ensure proper placement of hardware, the wound will be closed and the hand will likely be placed in a thumb spica splint, designed to immobilize the thumb and scaphoid while the bone heals.

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