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LEMOS, Marcelo Barreto de et al. Pseudarthrosis of the scaphoid in immature skeletons. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2012, vol.47, n.3, pp.292-296. ISSN 0102-3616.

This paper presents a review of the literature on pseudarthrosis of the scaphoid in skeletally immature individuals, taking into consideration its epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, as well as its controversies. Knowledge of this subject makes it possible for patients to be given appropriate treatment immediately. Pseudarthrosis of the scaphoid in skeletally immature patients is a rare condition that results from error or lack of diagnosis of a fracture. Thus, careful clinical and radiographic examination should be performed in order to confirm or rule out this diagnosis. Several treatment methods have been reported and have shown good results. These include conservative plaster cast treatment, bone graft without osteosynthesis, bone graft with Kirschner wires, percutaneous screws and bone graft with compression screws. The treatment performed depends on the characteristics of the pseudarthrosis and the surgeon's experience.

Keywords : Pseudoarthrosis; Scaphoid Bone; Wrist; Wounds and Injuries.

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