Scaphoid fractures in children: problems and treatment.

@article{Toh2003ScaphoidFI,
  title={Scaphoid fractures in children: problems and treatment.},
  author={Satoshi Toh and Hitoshi Miura and Kouichi Arai and Masahiro Yasumura and Masayuki Wada and Kenji Tsubo},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={216-21}
}
From 1984 to 1999, the authors treated 64 cases of fracture of the scaphoid in children. Causes of injury were sports (n = 27), punching game machines or fighting (n = 22), and traffic accident or other trauma (n = 15). Most (46 cases) were nonunion cases. Eighteen cases were acute. Cast immobilization was performed in 10 acute cases and two nonunion cases. Screw fixation was performed in 52 cases, including 35 cases of bone graft. In 10 of these operated cases, freehand screw insertion was… CONTINUE READING

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