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What is the definition of Scaphoid Non-Union?
Scaphoid non-union refers to a condition in which a fracture of the scaphoid bone fails to heal. The scaphoid bone is one of the eight small bones that make up the wrist joint. The scaphoid bone links the other bones of the wrist together, providing stability and motion in the wrist. The scaphoid bone has a very limited blood supply, making it so it may not heal properly after a fracture, causing a non-union.
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What are the symptoms of Scaphoid Non-Union?
Initially, there may be only mild symptoms of a scaphoid fracture leading to a scaphoid non-union. Symptoms of a scaphoid fracture may include tenderness over the wrist, limited range of motion of the wrist, painful thumb movement, and reduced grip strength. If a scaphoid fracture goes treated, or is treated unsuccessfully, the resulting scaphoid non-union can lead to degenerative arthritis, pain, and a loss of wrist motion.
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What are the current treatments for Scaphoid Non-Union?
Treatment for a scaphoid non-union depends on how far the non-union has progressed in terms of bone degeneration. Treatments for scaphoid non-union usually include surgery with a bone graft and internal fixation with a screw or pin. For scaphoid non-unions that have progressed to avascular necrosis (loss of blood flow), surgical debridement of the diseased bone and/or a partial or full surgical wrist fusion may be required.
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