J Hand Surg Am 2022 Jun 3. Epub 2022 Jun 3.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC), Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia. Electronic address:
Purpose: To identify predictors of a true scaphoid fracture among patients with radial wrist pain following acute trauma, train 5 machine learning (ML) algorithms in predicting scaphoid fracture probability, and design a decision rule to initiate advanced imaging in high-risk patients.
Methods: Two prospective cohorts including 422 patients with radial wrist pain following wrist trauma were combined. There were 117 scaphoid fractures (28%) confirmed on computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or radiographs. Read More