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

McQueen, M. M.; Gelbke, M. K.; Wakefield, A.; Will, E. M.; Gaebler, C.; Grewal, Ruby; King, Graham
August 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 8, p1793
Academic Journal
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.


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