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Bilateral stress fracture of the scaphoid

A case report

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Bilateral stress fractures of the scaphoid bones in a gymnast are reported and discussed with special consideration of the possible differential diagnoses, bipartite scaphoid and pseudarthrosis of the scaphoid bone. The relevance of the mechanical factors involved and the abduction and dorsiflexion of the wirst in gymnastics are suggested as likely pathomechanisms.

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Engel, A., Feldner-Busztin, H. Bilateral stress fracture of the scaphoid. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 110, 314–315 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00443466

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