Isolated Scaphoid Dislocation With Radial-Axial Instability: A Treatment Strategy Utilizing Spanning Wrist Plates.

Journal Article

Isolated dislocation of the scaphoid is a rare injury with only a few case reports in the literature. We report on 2 complex scaphoid dislocations demonstrating concomitant axial instability with disruption of the capitohamate articulation as well as the long-ring metacarpal relationship. Both of these patients underwent reduction and fixation using a wrist spanning plate, which was removed approximately 2 months after injury. Follow-up of these patients demonstrated maintenance of reduction, axial stability, and return of painless range of motion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hein, RE; Pidgeon, TS; Mithani, SK; Klifto, CS; Ruch, DS; Richard, MJ

Published Date

  • March 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 293.e1 - 293.e8

PubMed ID

  • 33757664

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.01.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States