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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 7374101, 5 pages
Case Report

Anatomic Locking Plate Fixation for Scaphoid Nonunion

1NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
2Justin Yeung Plastic Surgery, Calgary, AB, Canada T3A 2N1

Received 6 February 2016; Accepted 11 May 2016

Academic Editor: Mark K. Lyons

Copyright © 2016 Joshua Mirrer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nonunion can occur relatively frequently after scaphoid fracture and appears to be associated with severity of injury. There have been a number of techniques described for bone grafting with or without screw fixation to facilitate fracture healing. However, even with operative fixation of scaphoid fractures with bone grafting nonunion or malunion rates of 5 to 10 percent are still reported. This is the first report of an anatomic locking plate for scaphoid fracture repair in a 25-year-old right hand dominant healthy male.