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.
22, 3, 18-23.
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Conflict of interest
Received: 13 April 2014
Accepted: 12 May 2014
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