1. Fractures of the carpal navicular are commonly met with. If they are overlooked or are inadequately treated, as is frequently the case, non-union occurs.
2. Cases of established non-union can be dealt with adequately by drilling multiple holes across the line of fracture by open operation; good bony union is promoted by such an operation, provided subsequent immobilization is prolonged.
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