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Use of arthroscopy for the treatment of scaphoid fractures.
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PMID:  24286747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Scaphoid fractures can be treated with minimal soft tissue dissection using percutaneous methods. Arthroscopy is a helpful tool when using these percutaneous scaphoid screw insertion techniques. Arthroscopy aids in optimal guidewire positioning, it is invaluable in assessing the quality of fracture reduction, and it allows one to evaluate the vascularity of the fracture fragments as well as the stability of fixation. Arthroscopy also allows assessment of screw length ensuring no radiocarpal penetration with retrograde (volar) insertion as well as checking for well-buried screw threads in the proximal pole with dorsal (antegrade) insertion.
David J Slutsky; Julien Trevare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-1969     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510415     Medline TA:  Hand Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopedics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, The Hand and Wrist Institute, 2808 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503, USA. Electronic address:
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