Screw fixation for nondisplaced schaphoid fractures results in faster union
Percutaneous screw fixation or cast immobilization for nondisplaced scaphoid fracturesJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Apr;83-A(4):483-8
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25 patients with an acute nondisplaced fracture of the scaphoid waist were randomized to receive treatment with either cast immobilization or percutaneous screw fixation. Patients were evaluated over 2 years for time to fracture union, wrist motion, grip strength, return to work, and overall patient satisfaction. Screw fixation patients had a significantly faster time to fracture union and return ...
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