Greater risk of nonunion when displaced scaphoid fracture is treated with plaster cast
Management of displaced fractures of the waist of the scaphoid: meta-analyses of comparative studiesInjury. 2012 Jun;43(6):933-9. Epub 2012 Mar 15
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The meta-analysis identified 7 studies (1401 scaphoids), investigating scaphoid fracture treatment with non-operative methods and 6 observational studies, examining operative treatment. The nonoperative trials used plaster cast treatments for both displaced and non-displaced fractures, while the operative trials identified investigated surgery versus plaster cast treatment. The outcomes were asses...
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