scaphoid bone


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scaphoid bone

The largest carpal bone in the first row of wristbones. It is on the thumb side of the hand and articulates directly with the radius.
Synonym: os scaphoideum
See also: bone

scaphoid bone

One of the eight bones of the wrist. The scaphoid is roughly boat-shaped and is also known as the navicular bone. Because of its shape it is more readily fractured than the other carpal bones. From Greek skaphoidis , a boat, and Latin navis , a boat.
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The vascularity of the scaphoid bone. Journal of Hand Surgery 1980; 5(5):508-513.
Granted, a sponge could be used for this position; however, the rim of the cup aids as a window on the radiograph, somewhat accentuating the scaphoid bone. The disadvantage is that elongation of the scaphoid is difficult to obtain because angling the tube projects the image out of the circular rim of the cup.
DAVID BECKHAM will be in plaster for up to eight weeks after fracturing the scaphoid bone on his right hand on Thursday during England's 2-1 win over South Africa in Durban.
Complications arising from a broken scaphoid bone in his hand have kept Snellgrove out of action all season and the best he can now hope for is that his recovery will enable him to fit in a couple of games in September.
The former world junior champion broke the scaphoid bone in his left hand sparring fellow Teesside kickboxer Kieran Jones.
In less than two weeks, Kansas City has lost Gordon for a month with a broken scaphoid bone in his wrist.
One year after, the PA and lateral radiographs showed union of the CMC III joint fusion without hardware failure, but there was pronounced destruction at the proximal pole of the reconstructed capitate bone and at the distal facet of lunate bone, and a positive ring sign associated with distinctive volar tilt of scaphoid bone in the absence of an injury after the second procedure (Figure 2(a)).
The muscle may get inserted into the fascia of the fore arm, thenar fascia, hypothenar fascia, pisiform bone or scaphoid bone. (3,4) Numerous anomalous origin, course, insertion of palmaris longus have been observed by various authors.
In 1996 he fractured his scaphoid bone in his wrist for the first time, by 1999 he had broken or fractured it more than 10 times.
A recent scan showed the injury had not healed and the screw holding his scaphoid bone in place is too long, but the multi-talented former decathlete is determined to still challenge for medals.
"He's starting with a clean slate to make sure everyone puts their shoulder to the wheel." The former captain has been more or less reduced to a watching brief having broken the scaphoid bone in his hand while lining out for St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh before Christmas.
AI presume they are worried about his scaphoid bone. This is a block-shaped bone in the wrist that can sometimes fracture if he fell on an outstretched hand.