Scaphoid Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Through Dorsal Approach
M. Grant Liska, BS
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Asif M. Ilyas, MD, MBA, FACS
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Asif Ilyas at the Rothman Institute presents the case of a proximal pole scaphoid fracture repaired with ORIF via a dorsal approach. After dissection through the joint capsule and exposure of the base of the scaphoid, a headless compression screw is placed anterograde in line with the thumb in all planes. This procedure provides increased stability and improved rate of the union in correlation with the accuracy of intraoperative reduction, leading to improved outcomes for surgical candidates over more conservative approaches.