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Current methods of diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fractures

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Emergency Medicine, February 2011
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Title
Current methods of diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fractures
Published in
International Journal of Emergency Medicine, February 2011
DOI 10.1186/1865-1380-4-4
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Authors

Steven J Rhemrev, Daan Ootes, Frank JP Beeres, Sven AG Meylaerts, Inger B Schipper

Abstract

Fractures of the scaphoid bone mainly occur in young adults and constitute 2-7% of all fractures. The specific blood supply in combination with the demanding functional requirements can easily lead to disturbed fracture healing. Displaced scaphoid fractures are seen on radiographs. The diagnostic strategy of suspected scaphoid fractures, however, is surrounded by controversy. Bone scintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography have their shortcomings. Early treatment leads to a better outcome. Scaphoid fractures can be treated conservatively and operatively. Proximal scaphoid fractures and displaced scaphoid fractures have a worse outcome and might be better off with an open or closed reduction and internal fixation. The incidence of scaphoid non-unions has been reported to be between 5 and 15%. Non-unions are mostly treated operatively by restoring the anatomy to avoid degenerative wrist arthritis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 166 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 32 19%
Student > Master 24 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 12%
Other 21 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Other 34 20%
Unknown 23 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 93 55%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 14%
Sports and Recreations 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 28 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2020.
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#1,884,436
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#57
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#12,715
of 132,215 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#1
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