Alternative management of midthird scaphoid fractures in the athlete.

  title={Alternative management of midthird scaphoid fractures in the athlete.},
  author={Arthur C. Rettig and E J Weidenbener and R L Gloyeske},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={22 5},
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two scaphoid fracture treatments in an athletic population. All patients were in-season athletes with a stable, midthird scaphoid fracture incurred in preseason training or early in the season, or athletes who had a consecutive season sport. Group I athletes (N = 18) were treated with immediate open reduction and internal fixation with the Herbert screw. Group II athletes (N = 12) were treated nonoperatively with a… CONTINUE READING