ePlasty: Vol. 19
Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunion: Radiologic Outcome of 286 Patients in 10 Years
Patrick Jaminet, PhD, MD,a Marilena Götz, MD,b Phillipp Gonser, MD,c Hans-Eberhard Schaller, MD, PhD,d and Oliver Lotter, MD, PhDe

aDepartment for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, St. Marienhospital Borken, Borken, Germany; bDepartment for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Diakonie Klinikum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; cHNO University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany; dDepartment of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, BG Trauma Center Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; and eDepartment for Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Klinikum Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany


Correspondence: patrickjaminet@gmail.com
Keywords: scaphoid nonunion, pseudarthrosis, vascularized bone graft, union rate, bone healing

Background: We analyzed the radiologic outcome of different treatment options for scaphoid nonunion. The results were compared with literature, and a treatment algorithm was proposed. Methods: On the basis of a retrospective case-control study, 286 patients suffering from scaphoid nonunion were treated over a 10-year period. Patients were grouped depending on the location of the nonunion: proximal (n = 126), middle .......