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Transtrapezial Approach for Fixation of Acute Scaphoid Fractures: Rationale, Surgical Techniques, and Results: AAOS Exhibit Selection

Verstreken, Frederik MD; Meermans, Geert MD

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: 20 May 2015 - Volume 97 - Issue 10 - p 850–858
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01262
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Abstract: The ideal position for a screw used for scaphoid fixation is central. The purpose of this study was to compare the current volar percutaneous approaches used for scaphoid fracture fixation, explore different options to improve central screw placement, and describe our experience with the transtrapezial approach.

1Department of Orthopaedics, Monica Hospital, Stevenslei 20, 2100 Deurne, Belgium. E-mail address:

2Department of Orthopaedics, Lievensberg Hospital, Boerhaaveplein 1, 4624VT Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. E-mail address:

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