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J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Jul-Aug;33(6):966-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.04.023.

Technique for percutaneous fixation of displaced and nondisplaced acute scaphoid fractures and select nonunions.

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  • 1Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA. gregmerrell@gmail.com


Percutaneous surgical intervention for scaphoid fractures and some nonunions is increasingly common. There is a considerable learning curve for these procedures. Here we review basic and advanced techniques for volar and dorsal fixation of acute nondisplaced and displaced fractures as well as nonunions with minimal resorption and no humpback deformity.

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