Fixation Techniques for Scaphoid Nonunion

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2023 Aug 1;31(15):783-792. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-23-00287. Epub 2023 Jun 5.


Scaphoid fractures are common injuries with high risk of nonunion. Various fixation techniques exist for managing scaphoid nonunions, including Kirschner wires, single or dual headless compression screws, combination fixation techniques, volar plating, and compressive staple fixation. The indication for each fixation technique varies depending on the patient, type of nonunion, and clinical scenario.

MeSH terms

  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods
  • Fractures, Bone* / surgery
  • Fractures, Ununited* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Scaphoid Bone* / injuries
  • Scaphoid Bone* / surgery
  • Upper Extremity