Pediatric Scaphoid Fracture

  • Etiology: trauma
  • Radiograph: radiographs cannot exclude acute scaphoid fracture so if symptoms persist get followup to look for signs of healing
  • MRI: can confirm or exclude acute fracture
  • DDX:
  • Complications: nonunion – usually of waist fractures, osteonecrosis of proximal pole
  • Treatment:
  • Clinical: scaphoid is most common carpal bone fracture

Radiology Cases of Scaphoid Fracture

Radiograph of scaphoid fracture
AP radiograph of the wrist shows a thin lucent line through the center of the scaphoid bone. On physical exam the patient had point tenderness over this area.