Controversies and best practices for acute scaphoid fracture management

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Jan;43(1):4-12. doi: 10.1177/1753193417735973. Epub 2017 Oct 13.


Acute scaphoid fractures are common wrist injuries that continue to elicit debate from surgeons regarding the most appropriate diagnostic and management algorithms. This review will examine the current literature and trends, in an attempt to provide the reader with an evidence-based discussion regarding current controversies of interest to clinicians. In addition, an attempt will be made to provide recommendations for the best treatment practices for acute scaphoid fractures.

Keywords: Scaphoid fracture; scaphoid; internal fixation; non-operative treatment; percutaneous fixation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Scaphoid Bone / injuries*