Scaphoid fractures are often associated with high impact sports or a fall on outstretched hands.  Pain can be transient and the injury may be dismissed as a ‘wrist sprain’.  Fractures of the scaphoid can be easily missed on x-ray.  For this reason, they have a relatively high rate of non-union, which can result in long-term wrist problems.  Scaphoid non-union can be treated arthroscopically by excising the non-union, correcting the deformity, fixing the scaphoid using wires and packing the defect with bone graft harvested from the iliac crest.  This treatment option has a high rate of success.

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