HSSJ (2018) 14:245–250 DOI 10.1007/s11420-018-9619-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE An Epidemiologic Perspective on Scaphoid Fracture Treatment and Frequency of Nonunion Surgery in the USA Christopher J. Dy, MD, MPH & Nikolas H. Kazmers, MD, MSE & Jack Baty, MS & Kerry Bommarito, PhD, MPH & Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc Received: 6 February 2018/Accepted: 3 May 2018/Published online: 4 June 2018 * Hospital for Special Surgery 2018 Abstract Background: Scaphoid fractures treated non- nonunion treatment was 10.8% after surgery and 3% after operatively and operatively may be complicated by non- casting; neither changed over time. Younger age, male sex, union. Questions/Purposes: We sought to test the primary and surgical treatment are associated with a higher risk of hypothesis that the incidence density of scaphoid fracture nonunion treatment. Conclusions: Our estimated incidence treatment is higher than previously estimated, to determine of scaphoid fracture is higher than previously reported. The the frequency and risk factors for nonunion treatment, and to increased enthusiasm in the USA to surgically treat scaphoid determine whether the frequency of surgical treatment in- fractures is reflected by our trend analysis. The frequency of creased over time. Methods: The MarketScan database surgical treatment for presumed nonunion after initial surgi- was
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