Bilateral scaphoid fractures in an adult female: a case report
In terms of size the scaphoid is the largest of the proximal carpal bones. It functions to directly transfer load between the hand and distal radius as occurs when falling onto an outstretched hand. We present an adult female patient who presented to our unit after falling two meters onto her outstretched hands and complained of bilateral wrist pain. Our investigations revealed bilateral scaphoid fractures which were treated with internal fixation using bilateral cannulated scaphoid compression screws. At 8 weeks post injury she had a full range of motion in both wrists and was able to return to work. At 6 months post-surgery follow-up X-rays of her wrists showed that fracture union had been achieved.
Keywords: Bilateral scaphoid fractures, Cannulated scaphoid compression screws