Scaphoid non-union: factors affecting the functional outcome of open reduction and wedge grafting with Herbert screw fixation.

@article{Nakamura1993ScaphoidNF,
  title={Scaphoid non-union: factors affecting the functional outcome of open reduction and wedge grafting with Herbert screw fixation.},
  author={Rieko Nakamura and Emiko Horii and Kazuko Watanabe and Kenji Tsunoda and Takayuki Miura},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={219-24}
}
50 patients with scaphoid non-union were treated by open reduction, anterior wedge bone grafting and internal fixation using the Herbert screw. Intra-operative image intensifier control enabled us to insert the screw into the scaphoid accurately. An excellent or good functional outcome was less likely when more than 5 years had elapsed since injury, the non-union was in the proximal third, when sclerosis of the proximal fragment was present, and when reduction of carpal and scaphoid deformity… CONTINUE READING