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Scaphoid imaging

Ravikant Jain, Nikhil Jain, Tanveer Sheikh, Charanjeet Yadav
PURPOSE: Wrist has a complex anatomy and undergoes complex injuries. Scaphoid fracture is one of such injuries. It is the most common fracture in carpal bone. Most of the scaphoid fractures are missed on initial X-rays. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered as a gold standard for diagnosing scaphoid fractures. Ultrasonography (USG) is emerging as a good alternative to make an early diagnosis of scaphoid fractures. Our aim is to throw light upon the role of USG in detection of scaphoid fractures...
January 31, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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
Jakob Neubauer, Matthias Benndorf, Claudia Ehritt-Braun, Kilian Reising, Tayfun Yilmaz, Christopher Klein, Horst Zajonc, Elmar Kotter, Mathias Langer, Sebastian Moritz Goerke
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the diagnostic accuracy, the inter-rater agreement and raters' certainty of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and radiography for the detection of scaphoid fractures. Our hypothesis is that the CBCT has a higher diagnostic accuracy for scaphoid fractures than radiography. We retrospectively analysed patients who underwent both radiography and CBCT examinations within 4 days to rule out a scaphoid fracture over a 2-year period in our institution. 4 blinded radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons independently rated the images regarding the presence of a scaphoid fracture...
March 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
Amaka C Offiah, Derek Burke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of cross-sectional imaging for the diagnosis of acute scaphoid fractures in children. METHODS: A systematic review of Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 1980 and July 2017 was independently performed by two observers. Criteria for study inclusion in a meta-analysis and assessment of the quality of such studies using the QADAS tool, were predetermined. RESULTS: No studies were eligible for inclusion in a meta-analysis...
January 29, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Abdulhamit Misir, Kahraman Ozturk, Turan Bilge Kizkapan, Kadir Ilker Yildiz, Volkan Gur, Ahmet Sevencan
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to define fracture lines and comminution zones in OTA/AO 23C3 distal radius fractures from axial computed tomography (CT) images that would influence surgical planning, development of new classifications, and possible implant designs. METHODS: Thirty-four consecutive OTA/AO 23C3 fractures treated by a single surgeon between January 2014 and December 2014 were analyzed. For each fracture, maps of the fracture lines and zones of comminution were drawn...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tiago Rua, Sanjay Vijayanathan, David Parkin, Vicky Goh, Paul McCrone, Sam Gidwani
Background Wrist injury is a common presentation to the Emergency Department in the United Kingdom. Among these injuries, the scaphoid is the most common fractured carpal bone. However, given the limited ability of conventional radiography to accurately diagnose a suspected scaphoid fracture on presentation, its diagnosis and management remain challenging. Despite the vast clinical evidence supporting the superior accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging, there is little to no evidence around the real-world clinical and economic impact of immediate magnetic resonance imaging in the management of suspected scaphoid fractures...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
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
Benedict Swartman, Dirk Frere, Wei Wei, Marc Schnetzke, Stephan Grechenig, Amir Matityahu, Nils Beisemann, Holger Keil, Jochen Franke, Paul Alfred Grützner, Sven Yves Vetter
BACKGROUND: Indirect screw fixation of the sustentaculum tali in the lateral-medial direction can be challenging due to the complex calcaneal anatomy. A novel 2-dimensional (2D) projection-based software application detects Kirschner wires (K-wires) and visualizes their intended direction as a colored trajectory. The aim of this prospectively randomized cadaver study was to investigate whether the software would facilitate the indirect K-wire placement in the sustentaculum tali. METHODS: In 20 cadaver foot specimens, K-wires were placed indirectly in the sustentaculum tali by an experienced and an inexperienced surgeon, with and without using the application...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Yuji Tomori, Takuya Sawaizumi, Nanno Mitsuhiko, Shinro Takai
RATIONALE: Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid or lunate bone are known as Preiser disease and Kienböck disease, respectively. Although there are reports of avascular necrosis involving more than one carpal bone, concurrent idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid and lunate bones is rare, with only five cases reported in the English literature (including the two herein). Although the optimum treatment for Preiser disease with concomitant Kienböck disease has not been established, our cases underwent closed radial wedge osteotomy based on the evidence of satisfactory outcomes for treating Kienböck disease...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Gordie Best, Michelle Zec, David Pichora, Robin Kamal, Michael J Rainbow
Previous 2D studies have shown that there is a spectrum of carpal mechanics that varies between row-type motion and column-type motion as a function of wrist laxity. More recent 3D studies have suggested instead that carpal bone motion is consistent across individuals. The purpose of this study was to use 3D methods to determine whether carpal kinematics differ between stiffer wrists and wrists with higher laxity. Wrist laxity was quantified using a goniometer in 10 subjects by measuring passive wrist flexion-extension range of motion...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Thomas Meszaros, Esther Vögelin, Lukas Mathys, Franck Marie Leclère
BACKGROUND: Perilunate dislocations and fracture-dislocations are a subcategory of the carpal instability complex. Herein, we report our university hospital experience with this complex injury. The goal of our study was to find predictive factors and quantify the development of arthritis and lunate necrosis. We tried to measure the impact of arthritis on hand function. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, 21 patients underwent surgery for perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist in our tertiary university center...
February 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma 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
Tiago Rua, David Parkin, Vicky Goh, Paul McCrone, Sam Gidwani
Given the limitations of conventional radiography in the diagnosis of suspected scaphoid fractures on presentation, advanced imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, is a useful additional investigation. We carried out a systematic review of the economic evidence for the use of advanced imaging in the management of suspected scaphoid fractures. Fifteen articles were included in the review. Owing to the heterogeneity of study designs, the type and timing of interventions and the economic analyses performed, direct comparisons between the 15 studies were difficult...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Austin J Roebke, Logan J Roebke, Kanu S Goyal
PURPOSE: Fully threaded, variable-pitch, headless screws are used in many settings in surgery and have been extensively studied in this context, especially in regard to scaphoid fractures. However, it is not well understood how screw parameters such as diameter, length, and pitch variation, as well as technique parameters such as depth of drilling, affect gap closure. METHODS: Acutrak 2 fully threaded variable-pitch headless screws of various diameters (Standard, Mini, and Micro) and lengths (16-28 mm) were inserted into polyurethane blocks of "normal" and "osteoporotic" bone model densities using a custom jig...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
Timothy J Luchetti, Allison J Rao, John J Fernandez, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
We present 20 patients with established proximal pole scaphoid nonunions treated with curettage and cancellous autograft from the distal radius and screw fixation. Fractures with significant proximal pole fragmentation were excluded. Patients were treated at a mean of 26 weeks after injury (range 12-72). Union occurred in 18 of 20 patients (90%) based on computed tomographic imaging. The two nonunions that did not heal were treated with repeat curettage and debridement and iliac crest bone grafting without revision of fixation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Christophe Borel, Ahmed Larbi, Stephanie Delclaux, Franck Lapegue, Helene Chiavassa-Gandois, Nicolas Sans, Marie Faruch-Bilfeld
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the diagnostic value of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for scaphoid and wrist fractures that are missed on standard radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 2014 and October 2015, we prospectively enrolled 49 patients with a clinically suspected scaphoid fracture following an acute injury but had normal radiographs. Each patients underwent radiographs, CBCT and (magnetic resonance imaging) MRI within 7days of the initial injury event...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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
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 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
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
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