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Posttraumatic osteonecrosis and nonunion of distal pole of scaphoid

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
0019-5413
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.114941
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

Posttraumatic osteonecrosis of distal pole of scaphoid is an extremely rare with only two reported cases so far. We present a case of a 30-year-old male with a 2-year-old posttraumatic osteonecrosis and nonunion of distal pole of scaphoid left wrist. He presented with complaints of pain and restriction of movements. There was no evidence of radiocarpal arthritis. He was managed with open reduction and internal fixation with k-wires, supplemented by a pronator quadratus based muscle pedicle bone graft. The fracture union was achieved at 6 months. After 2 years, he had almost complete range of wrist motion and had returned to his preinjury level of functional activity. His MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans showed evidence of revascularization suggesting successful incorporation of bone graft.

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