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scaphoid nonunion

Christopher Klifto, Austin Ramme, Anthony Sapienza, Nader Paksima
Scaphoid nonunions are challenging injuries to manage and the optimal treatment algorithm continues to be debated. Most scaphoid fractures heal when appropriately treated; however, when nonunions occur, they require acute treatment to prevent future complications like scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. Acute nonunion treatment technique depends on nonunion location, vascular status of the proximal pole, fracture malalignment, and pre-existing evidence of arthrosis. Bone grafting and vascular grafts are common in nonunion management...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Michel D Crema, Catherine Phan, Anne Miquel, Celine Quach, Lionel Arrivé, Yves Menu
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to evaluate the distribution and severity of cartilage damage in a sample of patients with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC), assessed on MDCT arthrography, with regard to two well-known SNAC staging systems. Secondarily, we wanted to see if the degree of cartilage damage varied with the location of the nonunion. METHODS: We retrospectively included 35 patients with a history of SNAC who had undergone MDCT arthrography. The location of the fracture was defined as the proximal, middle, or distal third of the scaphoid...
March 8, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
M Gurger, M Yilmaz, E Yilmaz, S Altun
Background: Percutaneous screw fixation is widely used in acute fractures of the scaphoid. In this study, we aimed to present our results with volar percutaneous screw fixation in patients with scaphoid nonunions. Methodology: A total of 12 patients with scaphoid nonunion (≥13 weeks) that underwent volar percutaneous screw fixation were evaluated retrospectively. Two of the patients were female, and 10 were male. Mean age was 27 years (range = 19-41). The mean time that elapsed between the fracture and surgical procedure was 7...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Cory K Mayfield, Daniel J Gould, Marie Dusch, Amir Mostofi
BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for persistent scaphoid nonunion are limited to salvage procedures such as proximal row carpectomy (PRC) or 4-corner fusion (4CF). Several small studies have demonstrated that distal scaphoid excision may provide a simpler alternative with faster recovery. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of distal scaphoid excision as a treatment option for symptomatic scaphoid nonunion. METHODS: The MEDLINE and PubMed databases were searched for the use of distal scaphoid excision in scaphoid nonunions...
February 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Zirun Xiao, Ge Xiong, Weiguang Zhang
We investigated the intraosseous arteries of six normal cadaveric scaphoids using red lead injection and three-dimensional reconstruction with micro-computed tomography. The arterial entrances were generally located around the dorsal ridge, the insertion of the scaphocapitate ligament and the radial part of the radioscaphocapitate ligament. Two to three trunk arteries entered the scaphoid on dorsal ridge at the level of the waist. The distal part of the scaphoid was mainly supplied by arteries from the waist...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Ronnie L Shammas, Nathan Mela, Scott Wallace, Betty C Tong, Joel Huber, Suhail K Mithani
PURPOSE: We used conjoint analysis to assess the relative importance of factors that influence a patient's decision between surgical or nonsurgical management of a nondisplaced scaphoid fracture. Our hypothesis was that out-of-pocket costs will have a greater influence on decision making than the time spent in a cast or brace, degree of soreness, or the risk of treatment failure. METHODS: Two-hundred and fifty participants were recruited using Amazon Mechanical Turk and asked to assume that they had experienced a nondisplaced scaphoid waist fracture...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Mark S Morris, Andy F Zhu, Kagan Ozer, Jeffrey N Lawton
PURPOSE: To review the incidence of union of patients with proximal pole scaphoid fracture nonunions treated using a 1,2 intercompartmental supraretinacular artery (1,2 ICSRA) vascularized graft and a small compression screw. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of 12 patients. Calculations of the size of the proximal pole fragment relative to the total scaphoid were performed using posteroanterior view scaphoid radiographs with the wrist in ulnar deviation and flat on the cassette...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Hitoshi Hatanaka, Minoru Takasaki, Hiroko Furusho, Yasuhiro Omori
BACKGROUND: Wedge-shaped bone grafts that are internally fixed by a Herbert-type screw are a well-established surgical treatment for scaphoid nonunion. A procedure using cylinder-shaped bone grafts was also reported, but preoperative wrist functions were not assessed. In addition, it was not reported whether the humpback deformity of the scaphoid nonunion was corrected. The purpose of the current study was to compare preoperative wrist functions in cases of scaphoid nonunion with those observed at final follow-up, using cylinder-shaped bone grafts The humpback deformity of the scaphoid nonunion was also evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Nikolas H Kazmers, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Patrick Gerety, Alex G Lambi, Lawrence Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: The medial femoral condyle (MFC) flap has become a popular choice for treatment of small bony defects. We aim to describe outcomes after MFC flap treatment of upper and lower extremity osseous defects and test the null hypothesis that no factors influence risks for nonunion, increased time to union, and complications. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients undergoing MFC free vascularized bone flaps by the senior author between May 2010 and March 2016...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Neal Rupani, Nicholas Riley, Ian McNab
Background  Scaphoid fractures in the pediatric population are rare. The majority of nondisplaced fractures tend to unite; however, there is an increased risk of nonunion in proximal pole fractures. Limited evidence exists in their outcomes, owing to the scarcity of the fracture pattern. Case Description  A 13-year-old boy who presented late after developing a traumatic proximal pole scaphoid fracture developed nonunion. He was treated conservatively owing to it being asymptomatic and developed union at 18 months...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Jill Goodwin, Paulo Castañeda, Patricia Drace, Scott Edwards
Background  Headless screw fixation is the current gold standard of surgical repair for scaphoid fractures. However, maintaining reduction of certain types of scaphoid fractures is challenging with a compression screw. Plate fixation may offer superior fixation in some scaphoid fractures, particularly those with comminution, nonunion, segmental bony defects, and osteopenic or osteoporotic bone. Purpose  This study questions whether method of fixation is a determinant in load to failure in segmental scaphoid fractures, and whether any fixation provides a greater mechanical advantage in simulated normal versus osteoporotic bone...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Emily Gilley, Sameer K Puri, Krystle A Hearns, Andrew J Weiland, Michelle G Carlson
Background  Displaced scaphoid fractures have a relatively high rate of nonunion. Detection of displacement is vital in limiting the risk of nonunion when treating scaphoid fractures. Questions/Purpose  We evaluated the ability to diagnose displacement on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), hypothesizing that displacement is underestimated in assessing scaphoid fracture by radiograph compared with CT. Materials and Methods  Thirty-five preoperative radiographs and CT scans of acute scaphoid fractures were evaluated by two blinded observers...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Philip M J Schormans, Peter R G Brink, Martijn Poeze, Pascal F W Hannemann
Background  Around 5 to 15% of all scaphoid fractures result in nonunion. Treatment of long-lasting scaphoid nonunion remains a challenge for the treating surgeon. Healing of scaphoid nonunion is essential for prevention of scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse and the subsequent predictable pattern of radiocarpal osteoarthritis. Purpose  The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of fixation of the scaphoid nonunion with a volar angular stable miniplate and cancellous bone grafting. We hypothesized that this technique could be successful, even in patients with previous surgery for nonunion and in patients with a long duration of nonunion...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Ignacio Esteban-Feliu, Sergi Barrera-Ochoa, Nuria Vidal-Tarrason, Bernat Mir-Simon, Alex Lluch, Xavier Mir-Bullo
PURPOSE: Several options exist for treating scaphoid nonunion. For selected cases, some authors recommend using a volar buttress plate. The aim of the study was to report the clinical and radiological outcomes achieved at a minimum of 3 years' follow-up of treating scaphoid nonunion with a scaphoid volar plate. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients with symptomatic scaphoid nonunion treated with scaphoid plate osteosynthesis and a bone graft from the volar aspect of the distal radius between January 2011 and November 2013...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Cary Tanner, Toby Johnson, Alex Majors, Vincent R Hentz, Lisa Husak, Edward Walker Gallego, Brad Christ, Nathan Hoekzema
BACKGROUND: Vascularized periosteal flaps from the distal radius have been previously proposed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the vascularity and osteogenic potential of a vascularized volar distal radial periosteal flap for the treatment of scaphoid nonunion. METHODS: In 5 fresh frozen cadavers, a rectangular periosteal flap was elevated from the distal radius with the pedicle just proximal to the watershed line. Latex dye was injected into the radial artery proximally and the vascularity of the flap characterized by microscopic evaluation...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
J K Kim, J O Yoon, H Baek
INTRODUCTION: This study was undertaken to determine whether corticocancellous bone grafting and cancellous bone grafting differ in terms of bone union rate, restoration of scaphoid anatomy, and wrist function when unstable scaphoid nonunions are concomitantly treated by screw fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is retrospective cohort study. In Group A (17 patients), unstable scaphoid nonunion was treated with corticocancellous graft harvested from the iliac crest and headless compression screw using volar approach...
December 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Lisa Reissner, Stefanie Hensler, Sebastian Kluge, Miriam Marks, Daniel B Herren
PURPOSE: The objective was to investigate the clinical and subjective outcomes of patients after 4-corner arthrodesis (FCA) for scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) or scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) and to analyze complications. Furthermore, we compared the long-term results of a first-generation nonlocking plate (Spider) and a plate with a locking screw design (Flower plate). METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we included 39 patients with stage II or III SLAC or SNAC who underwent FCA...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
Samik Patel, Nathan Tiedeken, Lars Qvick, Richard E Debski, Robert Kaufmann, John R Fowler
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the interfragmentary compression forces generated in a foam model as a function of headless compression screw type (fully threaded and central threadless) and fracture location. METHODS: Eighty-eight polyurethane foam models were fixed across a simulated transverse fracture with either a fully threaded screw or a central threadless screw. The location of the transverse fracture varied along the length of the foam model in 2 mm increments for 11 fracture locations...
December 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Antônio Lourenço Severo, Marcelo Barreto Lemos, Osvandré Luiz Canfield Lech, Danilo Barreto Filho, Daniel Paulo Strack, Larissa Knapp Candido
Scaphoid fractures are the most common fractures of the carpal bones, corresponding to 60%. Of these, 10% progress to nonunion; moreover, 3% can present necrosis of the proximal pole. There are various methods of treatment using vascularized and non-vascularized bone grafts. To evaluate and compare the rate of scaphoid consolidation with necrosis of the proximal pole using different surgical techniques. The authors conducted a review of the literature using the following databases: PubMed and BIREME/LILACS, where 13 case series were selected (ten with use of vascularized bone grafts and three of non-vascularized bone grafts), according to inclusion and exclusion criteria...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Seth D Dodds, John B Williams, Max Seiter, Clark Chen
Treating scaphoid nonunions presents difficulties particularly when there is bone loss, significant humpback deformity or avascular necrosis. We describe a new type of fixation with a volar scaphoid plate that adds to the methods of internal fixation that are available for the treatment of recalcitrant scaphoid nonunions. We will also discuss 'lessons learned' from a cases series. The case series includes 20 consecutive patients treated with volar buttress plating and a pedicled vascularized bone graft from the ipsilateral volar distal radius...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
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