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Soft-tissue changes accompanying recent scaphoid injuries.

Authors
  • Carver, R A
  • Barrington, N A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1985
Volume
36
Issue
4
Pages
423–425
Identifiers
PMID: 4064535
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In 200 consecutive cases of suspected scaphoid fracture, 27 such fractures were demonstrated. Radiologically, when a fracture was present, the soft tissues on the dorsum of the wrist were definitely abnormal in 24 cases and equivocal in only three cases, whereas the scaphoid fat pad was normal in two cases and equivocal in 13 cases. In addition, in 88 cases when the soft tissues on the dorsum of the wrist were definitely normal, no fracture was ever demonstrated.

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