CT Scan for Scaphoid Frx

- Discussion:
    - plain x-rays may fail to demonstrate dorsal angulation of proximal pole-lunate complex and the concomitant flexion of distal pole;
    - CT scan is indicated w/ any hint of foreshortening due to angulation is suspected;
    - scaphoid may be well visualized w/ 6-8 CT sections made along true longitudinal axis;
    - look for deformity that is caused by dorsal angulation at site of frx



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:13 pm