Scaphoid view - Extracarpal fracture - Radius

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Scaphoid view - Extracarpal fracture - Radius

  • Suspected scaphoid injuries often turn out to be fractures of adjacent bones - sometimes not even in the wrist itself
  • This patient with 'anatomical snuff box' tenderness has a fracture of the distal radius - only just visible at the edge of the image

Scaphoid view - Extracarpal fracture - Thumb

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Scaphoid view - Extracarpal fracture - Thumb

  • This image shows an obvious scaphoid fracture
  • There is also a fracture of the thumb metacarpal base
  • As with any fracture you spot, always continue to look for other injuries