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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1941750, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1941750
Case Report

Scaphoid Fracture in a Patient with a Scaphotrapezial Synostosis: A Case Report and Literature Review

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cumbria, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Soliman Noureldin

Received 24 November 2016; Accepted 28 December 2016; Published 18 January 2017

Academic Editor: Pedro Carpintero

Copyright © 2017 Soliman Noureldin 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.

Abstract

Introduction. Scaphotrapezial synostosis has been rarely reported in the literature and only one case underwent surgical treatment for scaphoid fracture. Presentation of Case. A 15-year-old male presented with a painful left wrist following a fall. The initial radiographs showed a displaced scaphoid proximal pole fracture and a Scaphotrapezial synostosis. The fracture was then fixed percutaneously with satisfactory outcome. Discussion. Scaphotrapezial synostoses are very rare and most found in patients with multiple congenital anomalies or as part of a hereditary syndrome. They have previously been reported; however, we found only one case reporting a concomitant scaphoid fracture. Conclusion. This is the second case of its kind to report surgical treatment of scaphoid fracture associated with a congenital Scaphotrapezial synostosis.