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Percutaneous screw fixation of scaphoid fractures lead to quicker union than conservative

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March 2013

Percutaneous screw fixation of scaphoid fractures lead to quicker union than conservative

Vol: 2| Issue: 2| Number:61| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Percutaneous screw fixation versus conservative treatment for fractures of the waist of the scaphoid: a prospective randomised study

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Jan;90(1):66-71.

Contributing Authors:
MM McQueen MK Gelbke A Wakefield EM Will C Gaebler

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Synopsis

60 consecutive patients with fractures of the waist of the scaphoid were randomized to management with percutaneous fixation with a cannulated Acutrak screw or cast immobilisation. At 1 year, the scaphoid fractures fixed with percutaneous screw fixation reported a quicker time to union than those treated with a cast. A non-statistically significant trend was noticed towards a higher nonunion rates...

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