Scaphoid Fractures

  • Nick G. LasanianosEmail author
  • Konstantinos J. Doudoulakis


Eighty percent of the scaphoid bone consists of cartilage, leaving limited space for entrance of the supplying arteries. The main blood supply is through retrograde branches of the radial artery. The proximal pole depends on blood supply from the distal pole through the scaphoid bone. In case of a proximal scaphoid fracture, the blood supply through the scaphoid bone is interrupted, making the healing process of the proximal pole particularly more difficult.


Scaphoid Fracture Transverse Fracture Distal Pole Proximal Pole Scaphoid Bone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick G. Lasanianos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Konstantinos J. Doudoulakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma & OrthopaedicsImperial College Healthcare NHS TrustLondonUK

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