Diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fracture
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Diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fracture

Julie Mulligan Sister in the emergency department, St Helier Hospital, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey
Jeshni Amblum Senior lecturer and practitioner, Faculty of health and social sciences at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London

Julie Mulligan and Jeshni Amblum discuss findings from a literature review of the best ways to manage a common injury of the wrist

Many patients with scaphoid fractures present at emergency departments but how they are managed can vary widely. This article reviews the literature on management of scaphoid injuries, discusses different types of immobilisation and determines best practice.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 3, 18-23. doi: 10.7748/en.22.3.18.e1315



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 13 April 2014

Accepted: 12 May 2014