Ipsilateral scaphoid and intra-articular radius fracture treated by Herbert screw fixation

Ipsilateral scaphoid and intra-articular radius fracture treated by Herbert screw fixation The type and extent of a wrist lesion depends on the angulation of the hand, the force of impact and the age of the patient. We report on an unusual transscaphoidal subluxation fracture in combination with a shear fracture of the radius, caused by a low impact hyperextension trauma. To provide interfragmentary compression and a free mobility of the articular surfaces, two Herbert screws were used for osteosynthesis. The Herbert screw was designed originally for osteosynthesis of scaphoid fractures. As this implant can be buried completely within the bone, it allows fixation of other small articular fragments accordingly. This is demonstrated in the patient presented here who had a hyperextension trauma with unusual consequences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Ipsilateral scaphoid and intra-articular radius fracture treated by Herbert screw fixation

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050070
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Abstract

The type and extent of a wrist lesion depends on the angulation of the hand, the force of impact and the age of the patient. We report on an unusual transscaphoidal subluxation fracture in combination with a shear fracture of the radius, caused by a low impact hyperextension trauma. To provide interfragmentary compression and a free mobility of the articular surfaces, two Herbert screws were used for osteosynthesis. The Herbert screw was designed originally for osteosynthesis of scaphoid fractures. As this implant can be buried completely within the bone, it allows fixation of other small articular fragments accordingly. This is demonstrated in the patient presented here who had a hyperextension trauma with unusual consequences.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 8, 1998

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