The scaphoid bone
is located in the first row of the carpus, among the bones that form the wrist
. Paired with the lunate bone, this bone is essential for operating the wrist joint
. The scaphoid bone
, located in the thumb
, joins with different bones: the trapezoid, trapezium, lunate, radius, and capitate bones. In terms of pathologies
, it should be underlined that the scaphoid bone is the hand
bone that is the most often fractured. It is not uncommon for a victim to fracture this bone if he breaks his fall with his hands
. This type of fracture is treated with immobilization and/or surgery.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:44 AM by christelle.b.