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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Functional outcome of scaphoid nonunion treated with herbert screw and bone grafting

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Author Details : Bibin K Baby*, Jyothish K, Aju T Thomas

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 97-102

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The symptomatic nonunion of the scaphoid is disabling condition and the majority of patients are of
young working-class and hence surgical intervention to get union in these cases are very important. Our
study analyses the early functional outcome of scaphoid nonunion treated with bone grafting and Herbert
screw fixation. The study was conducted in The Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College,
Thrissur from December 2017 to May 2018 and study included 12 patients whose wrist function evaluated
with modified mayo’s wrist score. Our series resulted in 58.3% excellent, 33.3% good and 8.3% fair
functional outcomes. The average time from injury to surgical fixation was 13 months and mean age of the
patients was 27.9 years. Our study concluded that the management of scaphoid non unions with the herbert
screw and bone grafting can provide enough stability to allow fracture healing without much external
splintage. The wrist function improvement is more satisfactory and the fixation reduces the progression of
wrist osteoarthritis.

Keywords: Scaphoid nonunion, Herbert screw, Wrist function, Bone grafting, Internal fixation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2020.018

How to cite : Baby B K, Jyothish K, Thomas A T, Functional outcome of scaphoid nonunion treated with herbert screw and bone grafting. Indian J Orthop Surg 2020;6(2):97-102

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