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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143872/concomitant-hook-of-hamate-fractures-in-patients-with-scaphoid-fracture-more-common-than-you-might-think
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Ramin Mandegaran, Sam Gidwani, Ali Zavareh
OBJECTIVE: The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. The presence of a concomitant hook of hamate fracture is of particular relevance given that it is often occult on routine wrist/scaphoid radiographs and that hook of hamate fractures are prone to symptomatic non-union, resulting in chronic ulnar wrist pain. Prompt diagnosis and immobilisation/fixation may minimise such complications. Our study is aimed at assessing the frequency of concomitant hook of hamate fractures in patients with scaphoid fractures...
November 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132239/lunate-fractures-and-associated-radiocarpal-and-midcarpal-instabilities-a-systematic-review
#2
Meenalochani Shunmugam, Joideep Phadnis, Amy Watts, Gregory I Bain
The aim of this study was to analyse lunate fractures and any associated osseo-ligamentous injuries. A systematic review identified 34 cases. We identified carpal instabilities at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints in volar and dorsal directions. Radiocarpal instabilities (10/34) were usually dorsoradial (8/10), with a transverse lunate fracture, best seen on a coronal image. Midcarpal instabilities (24/34) were usually volar (14/18), with a volar lunate shear fracture, best seen on a sagittal image. Instabilities were sub-classified into non-displaced, subluxated and dislocated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116329/digital-tomography-for-detection-of-acute-occult-scaphoid-fractures
#3
Anthony M Barcia, Liang Zhou, Jay B Cook, Kenneth K Lindell, Rey D Gumboc, Aaron D Dykstra, Robert J Lachky, Steven H Shaha, Kenneth F Taylor
Diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures remains a challenge. Traditional management consisting of 2 weeks of immobilization and repeat radiographs results in unnecessary immobilization of many patients without fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sensitive but expensive. Digital tomography (DT) is an imaging technique that provides fine-cut visualization with minimal radiation exposure and may be used when there is high clinical suspicion despite negative findings on initial radiographs. The authors compared the ability of DT vs MRI to detect acute occult scaphoid fractures...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105589/the-morphology-of-proximal-pole-scaphoid-fractures-implications-for-optimal-screw-placement
#4
Timothy J Luchetti, Youssef Hedroug, John J Fernandez, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
The purpose of this study was to measure the radiographic parameters of proximal pole scaphoid fractures, and calculate the ideal starting points and trajectories for antegrade screw insertion. Computed tomography scans of 19 consecutive patients with proximal pole fractures were studied using open source digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) imaging measurement software. For scaphoid sagittal measurements, fracture inclination was measured with respect to the scaphoid axis. The ideal starting point for a screw in the proximal pole fragment was then identified on the scaphoid sagittal image that demonstrated the largest dimensions of the proximal pole, and hence the greatest screw thread purchase...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105586/radial-styloidectomy-for-scaphoid-nonunion-advanced-collapse-relevance-of-nonunion-location
#5
Emil S Vutescu, Rishabh Jethanandani, Darryl B Sneag, Scott W Wolfe, Steve K Lee
Radial styloidectomy along with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery is considered an acceptable surgical treatment for stage 1 scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. The extent of radioscaphoid joint wear that defines scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse stage 1 is unclear. An appropriate radial styloidectomy is limited to 6 mm styloid removal to prevent carpal instability. The aim of this study was to determine whether nonunion fracture location can be a guiding factor in determining whether the scaphoid bone can be retained with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery and radial styloidectomy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102567/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-after-scaphoid-fracture-injury-and-treatment-patterns-in-national-football-league-combine-athletes-between-2009-and-2014
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Gilbert Moatshe, Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, George Sanchez, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To report on the clinical and radiologic outcomes and complications after surgical treatment in National Football League (NFL) Combine athletes with a history of a scaphoid fracture. METHODS: The medical records of 2,285 athletes participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015 were evaluated for a history of scaphoid, hand, or wrist injury. Clinical outcomes, including grip strength, pinch test, range of motion, and presence of pain and stiffness, were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098903/scaphoid-instability-caused-by-a-giant-cell-tumour-of-the-tendon-sheath-a-case-report
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Yanjun Wang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Xianshang Zeng, Deng Chen, Yonggang Zuo, Weiguang Yu, Zhe Ge, Xinchao Zhang
Giant-cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is a soft tissue tumour that may invade bone, causing an intrinsic osseous lesion or instability on radiographs. A case with scaphoid instability caused by a histologically-confirmed neighbouring GCTTS has rarely been described in the literature. No definite and radical method is available for the treatment of GCTTS. This report describes an unusual case of a 22-year-old woman who previously experienced a GCTTS in her right elbow, which was removed 10 years earlier...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053096/-scaphoid-fracture-in-a-seven-year-old-girl
#8
Ahmed Halloum, Morten Kjerri Rasmussen, Rikke Thorninger
We report a case of a seven-year-old girl, who had a scaphoid fracture, which occurred when she fell off her bicycle. She was examined in the emergency room. X-ray did not show any sign of fracture of the scaphoid, but the fracture was later verified with a magnetic resonance imaging scan. She wore a shin cast for eight weeks and recovered completely. Very few cases of children aged under eight years and diagnosed with scaphoid fracture have been reported in the literature. Scaphoid fracture should be suspected and examined for in all children with relevant trauma and symptoms, regardless of age...
October 16, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945157/success-of-scaphoid-nonunion-surgery-is-independent-of-proximal-pole-vascularity
#9
Schneider K Rancy, Morgan M Swanstrom, Edward F DiCarlo, Darryl B Sneag, Steve K Lee, Scott W Wolfe
We followed 35 consecutive patients with scaphoid nonunions in a prospective longitudinal registry. All nonunions were treated with curettage, non-vascularized autogenous grafting and headless screw fixation. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging, intraoperative bleeding points and histopathological analysis of cancellous bone in the proximal pole were recorded as measures of viability. Healing was categorized as ≥50% bony bridging on computed tomographic images in the plane of the scaphoid. Nine of 23 proximal poles demonstrated ischaemia on magnetic resonance imaging but none were interpreted as infarcted...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755282/scaphoid-fracture-bone-marrow-edema-detected-with-dual-energy-ct-virtual-non-calcium-images-and-confirmed-with-mri
#10
Nazeer M Dareez, Kristine H Dahlslett, Eirin Engesland, Elisabeth S Lindland
We aimed to determine whether bone marrow edema (BME) in acute traumatic scaphoid fracture could be demonstrated with dual-energy CT (DECT) using MRI as the gold standard. In recent years, virtual non-calcium (VNCa) images have been used to demonstrate BME in trauma cases, for example, in vertebral compression fractures, hip trauma to detect occult fractures and knee fractures. We present three cases of acute scaphoid trauma. Two patients had subtle or invisible fractures on x-ray and conventional CT images, while DECT VNCa images clearly visualized the BME, which was confirmed by MRI...
December 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746289/management-of-scaphoid-fractures
#11
Jason H Ko, Mitchell A Pet, Joseph S Khouri, Warren C Hammert
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the epidemiology, classification, and anatomy pertinent to the scaphoid. 2. Appropriately evaluate a patient with suspected scaphoid fracture, including appropriate imaging. 3. Understand the indications for operative treatment of scaphoid fractures, and be familiar with the various surgical approaches. 4. Describe the treatment options for scaphoid nonunion and avascular necrosis of the proximal pole...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733100/long-term-outcomes-after-distal-scaphoid-fractures-a-10-year-follow-up
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Martin Clementson, Niels Thomsen, Jack Besjakov, Peter Jørgsholm, Anders Björkman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional, clinical, and radiological outcome 10 years after distal scaphoid fractures. METHODS: From a prospective epidemiological study on posttraumatic radial-sided wrist pain, we evaluated 41 cases of distal scaphoid fractures. All cases had been treated nonsurgically in a thumb spica cast. Patients were examined using radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography at the time of injury and with computed tomography after a median of 10 years (range, 8-11 years)...
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709793/dorsal-scaphoid-subluxation-on-sagittal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-marker-for-scapholunate-ligament-tear
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David W Meister, Krystle A Hearns, Michelle G Carlson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of scaphoid dorsal subluxation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a predictor of scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) tears and compare this with radiographic findings. METHODS: Thirty-six MRIs were retrospectively reviewed: 18 with known operative findings of complete Geissler IV SLIL tears that were surgically repaired, and 18 MRIs performed for ulnar-sided wrist pain but no SLIL tear. Dorsal subluxation of the scaphoid was measured on the sagittal MRI cut, which demonstrated the maximum subluxation...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707530/cartilage-quantification-using-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-wrist-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-cartilage-loss-is-associated-with-bone-marrow-edema
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Motoshi Fujimori, Satoko Nakamura, Kiminori Hasegawa, Kunihiro Ikeno, Shota Ichikawa, Kenneth Sutherland, Tamotsu Kamishima
OBJECTIVE: To quantify wrist cartilage using contrast MRI and compare with the extent of adjacent synovitis and bone marrow edema (BME) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: 18 patients with RA underwent post-contrast fat-suppressed T1weighted coronal imaging. Cartilage area at the centre of the scaphoid-capitate and radius-scaphoid joints was measured by in-house developed software. We defined cartilage as the pixels with signal intensity between two thresholds (lower: 0...
August 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657260/utilising-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-the-gold-standard-in-management-of-suspected-scaphoid-fractures-in-the-emergency-department-setting
#15
B Ramasubbu, E Mac Suibhne, A El-Gammal, N Sheehy, D Shields
Scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal bone fracture. Up to 40% of scaphoid fractures can be missed at initial presentation and investigation. Follow-up plain film radiograph has overall poor sensitivity and reliability. MRI has been shown to have an almost 100% sensitivity and specificity and so is the gold standard in scaphoid fracture diagnosis. Additionally, early specialist involvement is recommended. We proposed that following a designated pathway, there would be no significant increase in MRI requests...
February 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629558/is-there-a-trend-in-ct-scanning-scaphoid-nonunions-for-deformity-assessment-a-systematic-review
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Paul W L Ten Berg, Marieke G A de Roo, Mario Maas, Simon D Strackee
PURPOSE: The effect of scaphoid nonunion deformity on wrist function is uncertain due to the lack of reliable imaging tools. Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) computed tomography (CT)-based imaging techniques may improve deformity assessment by using a mirrored image of the contralateral intact wrist as anatomic reference. The implementation of such techniques depends on the extent to which conventional CT is currently used in standard practice. The purpose of this systematic review of medical literature was to analyze the trend in CT scanning scaphoid nonunions, either unilaterally or bilaterally...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628801/evaluation-of-midcarpal-capitate-contact-mechanics-in-normal-injured-and-post-operative-wrists
#17
Saman Modaresi, Madhan S Kallem, Phil Lee, Terence E McIff, E Bruce Toby, Kenneth J Fischer
BACKGROUND: Scapholunate ligament injury is a commonly occurring carpal ligament injury. Pathology associated with scapholunate ligament injury depends on several factors such as the time after injury, type of injury (instability) and the development of osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare contact mechanics in the lunocapitate and scaphocapitate joints in the normal, injured (scapholunate dissociation) and repaired (postoperative) wrist. METHODS: Four human subjects with scapholunate ligament dissociation participated in this study...
August 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626591/a-case-of-trapezium-avascular-necrosis-treated-conservatively
#18
Evangelos Petsatodis, Konstantinos Ditsios, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Iosafat Pinto, Lazaros Kostretzis, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Mayia Pilavaki
INTRODUCTION: Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the bones of the wrist most commonly involves the lunate followed by the proximal pole of the scaphoid and the capitate. Trapezium avascular necrosis is extremely rare with only two cases reported in the literature, both of which were treated surgically. In this article, we report a unique case of trapezium avascular necrosis treated conservatively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old man complaining of a 4-month history of mild pain on the base of his right thumb...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594519/pediatric-scaphoid-fractures
#19
Beverlie Ting, Andrea Sesko Bauer, Joshua M Abzug, Roger Cornwall, Theresa O Wyrick, Donald S Bae
Scaphoid fractures are the most common type of carpal injuries that occur in children and adolescents. The injury pattern seen in children and adolescents who have scaphoid fractures has recently shifted to resemble that of adults who have scaphoid fractures, with scaphoid waist fractures being the most common injury pattern. This shift has been attributed to increased body mass index in children and adolescents as well as more intense participation in extreme sports by both children and adolescents. The diagnosis of scaphoid fractures is based on both a clinical examination and radiographic fi ndings...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494943/kinematic-analysis-of-the-scaphoid-using-gated-four-dimensional-ct
#20
I S Mat Jais, S C Tay
AIM: To investigate the kinematics of the scaphoid while the wrist was in radioulnar motion using gated four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six cadaveric wrist specimens were scanned in the following order of capsulotomy and ligament sectioning: (1) ligaments intact, (2) capsulotomy, (3) scapholunate ligament division, and lastly, (4) lunotriquetral ligament division. A three-dimensional model was then reconstructed to analyse the translation and angular displacements of the scaphoid...
September 2017: Clinical Radiology
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