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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Scaphocapitate fracture - dislocation


Author(s): Nuno Malheiro, Daniel Gonçalves, Elsa Moreira, Ricardo Branco, Romulo Silva, Filomena Ferreira and Cristina Varino

Abstract: Case: A 22-year-old man presented with a scaphocapitate fracture-dislocation with the proximal fragment of the capitate in 180° rotation and a proximal pole volar scaphoid fracture. He was treated with open reduction and internal fixation using a dorsal approach, with reduction of dislocation and osteosynthesis of the capitate using a Herbert screw and three K-wires. Postoperative immobilisation was performed using an antebrachial palmar splint for 8 weeks. The modified Mayo wrist score was 100 6 months postoperatively. Radiologically, complete consolidation without intracarpal misalignment was observed.Conclusion: Open reduction with internal fixation is an option for preventing complications in scaphocapitate fracture-dislocations.

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2b.126

Pages: 79-81 | Views: 68 | Downloads: 31

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How to cite this article:
Nuno Malheiro, Daniel Gonçalves, Elsa Moreira, Ricardo Branco, Romulo Silva, Filomena Ferreira, Cristina Varino. Scaphocapitate fracture - dislocation. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(2):79-81. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2b.126


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