Treatment of acute scaphoid fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Treatment of acute scaphoid fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Z G Yin and Jian-bing Zhang and Shi-lian Kan and Pei Wang},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Whether operative treatment is a better option than nonoperative treatment for acute nondisplaced or minimally displaced fractures of the scaphoid is controversial. The type of cast that should be used for nonoperative treatment is not known. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and quasirandomized trials to evaluate the effect of operative versus nonoperative treatment and the effect of different casting methods for nonoperative treatment of acute scaphoid fractures… CONTINUE READING


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