scaphoid


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scaphoid

[′skaf‚ȯid]
(anatomy)
A boat-shaped bone of the carpus or of the tarsus.
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The SRL limits the extension of the lunate and once the maximum lunate extension is reached, the force across the tensioned STT and SL ligaments is transmitted to the scaphoid, which will either fail at the waist or it will cause the SL ligament to tear.
Examination of the articular surfaces of the carpus revealed a healthy appearing lunate and lunate fossa with a significantly comminuted and impacted scaphoid facet.
The scaphoid fossa with the triangular fossa was the most common site of pinna (42.5%) involved in pseudocyst formation (Table 3).
In longer helical defects, portions of the scaphoid fossa may need to be shaved to avoid cupping of the ear, as the new helical rim length will be shorter than the pre-excision length.
This study aims at the exact quantification of contralateral differences of the scaphoid bone geometry using computer algorithms.
RADIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: Right scaphoid non-union fracture with avascular necrosis of the distal pole.
"The bad news is I have a cracked bone in the scaphoid of my left wrist and the little finger on my left hand will be permanently bent."
They include standard pedicled and free flaps and newer adipofascial and perforator flaps, as well as pedicled and free vascularized bone transfers for bone reconstruction, ranging from a scaphoid nonunion to large bone defects.
It will also prevent inherent complications such as nonunion, malunion, premature osteoarthritis, and a vascular osteonecrosis (as in scaphoid fracture) [3].
PRC and limited carpal fusions require preservation of hyaline cartilage in the lunate and scaphoid fossae of the radius, respectively, and otherwise total wrist fusion maybe required [17].
The British team are sweating on the fitness of Scott Nicholls, who has a collarbone injury, and Tai Woffinden who is recovering from a broken scaphoid. However, they look a clear second-best behind Australia and should have little trouble booking a trip to Malilla for the race-off.
The Wolves star has been out for almost a month with a broken scaphoid but is due to visit a specialist soon to see how far he has to go in his recovery.