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Pichler, W; Windisch, G; Schaffler, G; Heidari, N; Dorr, K; Grechenig, W.
Computer-assisted 3-dimensional anthropometry of the scaphoid.
Orthopedics. 2010; 33(2): 85-88. Doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100104-16
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Pichler Wolfgang
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Dorr Katrin
Grechenig Wolfgang
Schaffler Gottfried
Windisch Gunther

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Scaphoid fracture fixation using a cannulated headless compression screw and the Matti-Russe procedure for the treatment of scaphoid nonunions are performed routinely. Surgeons performing these procedures need to be familiar with the anatomy of the scaphoid. A literature review reveals relatively few articles on this subject. The goal of this anatomical study was to measure the scaphoid using current technology and to discuss the findings with respect to the current, relevant literature.Computed tomography scans of 30 wrists were performed using a 64-slice SOMATOM Sensation CT system (resolution 0.6 mm) (Siemens Medical Solutions Inc, Malvern, Pennsylvania). Three-dimensional reconstructions from the raw data were generated by MIMICS software (Materialise, Leuven, Belgium). The scaphoid had a mean length of 26.0 mm (range, 22.3-30.7 mm), and men had a significantly longer (P<.001) scaphoid than women (27.861.6 mm vs 24.561.6 mm, respectively). The width and height were measured at 3 different levels for volume calculations, resulting in a mean volume of 3389.5 mm(3). Men had a significantly larger (P<.001) scaphoid volume than women (4057.86740.7 mm(3) vs 2846.56617.5 mm(3), respectively).We found considerable variation in the length and volume of the scaphoid in our cohort. We also demonstrated a clear correlation between scaphoid size and sex. Surgeons performing operative fixation of scaphoid fractures and corticocancellous bone grafting for nonunions need to be familiar with these anatomical variations.
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Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted - methods
Scaphoid Bone - anatomy and histology

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