Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.
Fracture of the scaphoid bone is common after a fall onto the wrist. It is often associated with other wrist ligament damage. If untreated it will develop a non-union or poorly healed fracture. Proximal or displaced fracture should be fixed with a cannulated screw to avoid non-union.
Malunion Scaphoid Fracture
Your scaphoid bone is the carpel bone in your hand that is most often fractured. Sometimes a malunion fracture of your scaphoid may occur and this is more common if you smoke or you have a displaced fracture. Usually screw fixation is used to manage a malunion scaphoid fracture in the first instance, but correct surgical treatment is essential to prevent continued scaphoid malunion, which can lead to arthritis. The best surgical option, which London Hand Specialists use, is to excise the fracture and use a bone graft for reconstruction. A specialist MRI scan can show whether there is vascular involvement, in which case vascularised bone grafting is necessary.
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