Percutaneous screw fixation of scaphoid fractures lead to quicker union than conservative
Percutaneous screw fixation versus conservative treatment for fractures of the waist of the scaphoid: a prospective randomised studyJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Jan;90(1):66-71.
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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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