Scaphoid Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

Surgical fixation of scaphoid fracture that has either displaced or has not healed properly.

Scaphoid Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

Sometimes surgery is indicated to treat a scaphoid fracture whether it is an acute problem or a long-term problem. A scaphoid nonunion occurs when a scaphoid fracture is chronic and has not healed properly. This may cause pain and can lead to an issue called scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse or SNAC wrist. In either an acute or chronic case, the fracture is reduced and internal hardware is inserted to keep the fracture in proper anatomic alignment. Bone graft may or may not be used to augment healing. Strict immobilization is very important after surgery to ensure proper healing of the bone. Once the bone is healed, the patient will begin exercises to regain motion and strength.

Scaphoid Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)​
DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger


Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating wrist conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

Personalized care

As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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