A Non-Randomized Clinical Study to assess the outcome of operative and non-operative treatment of Scaphoid Fracture
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3526-3532
AbstractAim: to compare the results of operative fixation of acute scaphoid fractures with those of non-operative treatment.
Materials & Method: This clinical study was carried out among 26 patients with an acute non displaced or minimally displaced scaphoid fracture reported to the OPD of Department of Orthopaedics Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya, Bihar, India for one year. Patients were non-randomly allocated to group A (non-operative) and group B (operative).
Results: mean age of the study population was 40.11 years. Majority of them were male 21 (80.7%) and rest 5 (19.3%) were female. Out of total 26 scaphoid fracture cases 16 (61.5%) were of right hand and rest 10 (38.5%) found on the left hand. Most common location of fracture was wrist fracture (B2) 10 cases. 100% union was observed in group B.
Conclusions: study proves that Cast treatment has the disadvantages of longer immobilisation time, joint stiffness, reduced grip strength, and longer time to return to work whereas the operative fixation of acute scaphoid fractures results in predictable satisfactory union rate and good functional outcome.
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