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Volume:3 Issue:9 Number:39 ISSN#:2564-2537
RCT
ACE Report #5219
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Screw fixation for nondisplaced schaphoid fractures results in faster union


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OrthoEvidence. Screw fixation for nondisplaced schaphoid fractures results in faster union. ACE Report. 2014;3(9):39. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/5219

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Percutaneous screw fixation or cast immobilization for nondisplaced scaphoid fractures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Apr;83-A(4):483-8

Contributing Authors: CD Bond AY Shin MT McBride KD Dao

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Synopsis

25 patients with an acute nondisplaced fracture of the scaphoid waist were randomized to receive treatment with either cast immobilization or percutaneous screw fixation. Patients were evaluated over 2 years for time to fracture union, wrist motion, grip strength, return to work, and overall patient satisfaction. Screw fixation patients had a significantly faster time to fracture union and return ...

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