Fractures of the distal radius and scaphoid

J Oskam, JS DeGraaf, HJ Klasen

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    Simultaneous fractures of the distal radius and scaphoid is an uncommon wrist injury, During the period 1980 to 1993, 23 patients with a median age of 39 years were treated for this injury, The median follow-up period was 7 years, All scaphoid fractures were undisplaced and located in the waist or distal third, An extraarticular distal radial fracture was observed in 15 wrists, ii below elbow cast including the thumb was applied in 18 wrists for a mean duration of 9 weeks, and operative treatment was used in only 5 patients.

    All scaphoid fractures healed without complications, During conservative treatment there were three redisplacements of distal radial fractures, The final functional results were good in 18, fair in four, and poor in one patient, Because complications occurred at the distal radius we have changed our conservative treatment policy from a below elbow cast including the thumb to a dorsal splint for 6 weeks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)772-774
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Hand Surgery-British and European Volume
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec-1996

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