Scaphoid fracture - Occult on X-ray - MRI

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Scaphoid fracture - Occult on X-ray - MRI

  • If a scaphoid injury is suspected then the patient should be treated as such even if the X-rays shows no fracture
  • Patients are immobilised at the wrist and followed up clinically in 10 days with repeat X-rays as required
  • Occasionally repeat X-rays do not show a fracture and MRI is needed
  • Here is the normal X-ray with the MRI which clearly shows the fracture