Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 10 - 2020
Percutaneous Fixation of Acute Scaphoid Fractures: A Research Article
Hesham Elmowafy, Mahmoud Hadhoud, Amr Saber and Ahmed Aly Mohamed Hatb*
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Aly Mohamed Hatb, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt.
Received: July 06, 2020; Published: September 28, 2020


Objectives: The goal of this study was to report and evaluate the method of percutaneous fixation with Herbert screw in the treatment of acute scaphoid fractures.

Background: Percutaneous fixation has been used for the management of fractures since a long period of time. Good fixation, mild blood loss and early mobilization are always the main advantages for this technique. Other advantages include it is simple, quick and causes minimal surgical trauma.

Materials and Methods: From May 2011 to January 2013, 20 patients, 18 males and 2 females, mean age 29.85 years, suffering from acute scaphoid fracture; were treated in orthopedic department, El-Menufiya University Hospital by percutaneous fixation with Herbert screw and early mobilization. Technique was prescribed.

Results: Fracture union was achieved within 6 - 14 weeks; in 16 cases union was achieved 6:10 weeks and was delayed in three cases and achieved within 12 weeks (2 cases) and 14 weeks (one case), (Mean 8.3). There was only one case in which nonunion occurred. One case needs revision and screw protrusion were occurred in two cases.

Conclusion: Percutaneous Herbert's screw fixation is effective in achieving union and excellent functional outcome in acute scaphoid fractures.

Keywords: Scaphoid Fractures; Acute; Percutaneous Fixation


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