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Wrist Case 1 Diagnosis

Scaphoid fracture


10-25% of scaphoid fractures will be missed on initial radiographs. Multiple views, including AP, lateral, oblique, and scaphoid views, should be obtained. To perform a scaphoid view, the fist is clenched and the wrist is ulnar deviated, helping to bring the entire scaphoid into view. Repeat films taken 10-14 days after the injury may demonstrate a cortical defect not seen on initial films due to resorption associated with fracture healing.