A commonly accepted treatment method for scaphoid fractures is dorsal percutaneous fixation [1, 2]. This has been shown to decrease the need for cast immobilization and allow faster recovery [3, 4]. For this approach a central screw placement is critical as it provides greater stiffness and load to failure, and allows a longer screw to be inserted which increases screw compression. All of these factors aid in fracture union . However, the complex shape of the scaphoid bone makes central screw placement difficult, as the main axis cannot be easily visualized. Currently, scaphoid screws are placed using K wires guided under 2D fluoroscopy; however, intra-operative 3D fluoroscopy, which can create a CT reconstruction, is becoming more readily available. The goals of this study are to see if there is a significant difference between 2D and 3D fluoroscopic imaging in measuring screw malpositioning (distance off-center) and if there is a difference in repeatability.
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Three Dimensional Fluoroscan is More Accurate and Repeatable Than Two Dimensional Fluoroscan for Measuring Central Scaphoid Screw Placement in a Cadaver Model
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Han, HK, Green, WS, Buckley, JM, & Lattanza, LL. "Three Dimensional Fluoroscan is More Accurate and Repeatable Than Two Dimensional Fluoroscan for Measuring Central Scaphoid Screw Placement in a Cadaver Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 801-802. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19084
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