Arthroscopic Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions

  • William B. GeisslerEmail author


The scaphoid carpal bone is the most frequently fractured bone in the carpus. This fracture typically occurs in young men between the ages of 15–30 years, and is also a common athletic injury most often occurring in contact sports. Traditionally, management of acute nondisplaced fractures has been treated in a cast while displaced fractures with delayed presentation result in operative management. Arthroscopic assisted fixation allows for anatomic reduction of the scaphoid fracture with minimal soft tissue dissection. This allows for potentially improved range of motion and early return to work or competition. This chapter reviews various all arthroscopic or arthroscopic assisted fixation techniques for reduction and stabilization of both acute scaphoid fractures and nonunions. This chapter includes a video.


Guide Wire Demineralized Bone Matrix Scaphoid Fracture Distal Pole Proximal Pole 
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Supplementary material

Video 19.1

Arthroscopically assisted fixation and percutaneous grafting of scaphoid nonunions (MP4 20,850 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and RehabilitationUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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