TITLE

Percutaneous Screw Fixation Led to Faster Recovery and Return to Work Than Immobilization for Fractures of the Waist of the Scaphoid

AUTHOR(S)
McQueen, M. M.; Gelbke, M. K.; Wakefield, A.; Will, E. M.; Gaebler, C.; Grewal, Ruby; King, Graham
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 8, p1793
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the results of research which was conducted in an effort to compare the effectiveness of percutaneous screw fixation and cast immobilization in the treatment of fractures of the waist of the scaphoid. Researchers found that screw fixation led to faster bone union, recovery and faster return to sports activities and employment.
ACCESSION #
34412621

 

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