Scaphoid bone

July 2017


Definition

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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