Injury 2020 Aug 28;51 Suppl 3:S2-S8. Epub 2019 Dec 28.
Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.
Introduction: In carpal scaphoid fractures, the surgical treatment with screw is considered the gold standard; shape memory staple however presents substantial advantages. The authors report a study on unstable fractures of the scaphoid waist (type B1, B2, B5, according to Herbert classification) treated with shape memory staple on a large sample of patients, with the aim to confirm the usefulness of this method, the quality of reduction and fixation, the functional results, the time of union and the possible complications.
Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis of 131 patients with scaphoid waist fractures with minimum follow-up 1 year was performed. Read More