01/22/2014

Scaphoid Fractures

 

The scaphoid is one of eight small bones that make up the “carpal bones” of the wrist.  It connects two rows of these bones - the proximal row (closer to the forearm) and the distal row (closer to the hand). This connection puts it at extra risk for injury. 

The scaphoid is one of eight small bones that make up the “carpal bones” of the wrist.  It connects two rows of these bones - the proximal row (closer to the forearm) and the distal row (closer to the hand). This connection puts it at extra risk for injury (Figure 1).