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Scaphoid Fractures

Dr. Vikas Gupta a renowned name in the field of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, while talking on his treatment of scaphoid fractures eminently says, “Scaphoid bone lies on the thumb side of the wrist and is one of eight small bones in the wrist called carpal bones. These bones govern movements of the hand and wrist and a break in it is termed as scaphoid fracture.”

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As the first surgeon in India to perform arthroscopic assisted fixation for scaphoid fractures Dr. Gupta feels, “Scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured carpal bone and it may happen incoherently when you fall onto your outstretched hand trying to catch something, receive any direct blow to your hand or your scaphoid bone is under repeated stress for e.g. like in gymnasts and shot putters and if you have continuous pain, swelling and bruising on the thumb side of the wrist and difficulty in gripping objects then you should consult a hand surgeon immediately.”

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Simply put by Dr. Vikas Gupta, the current Head, Shoulder and Hand Division, MAX Saket & Gurgaon, former Director of the department ‘The Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery’ The Medanta Institute of Bone & Joint Disease, Gurgaon, “Commonly when a patient breaks his scaphoid bone they might be diagnosed with just wrist sprain because there is no visible deformity and no difficulty with motion. For scaphoid fracture to heal well it is essential that it is recognized early and treated aptly for which it is essential that the patient consults a proficient surgeon who has both skill and techniques that make the healing process easy.”

Generally in non acute scaphoid fractures casting and splinting is sufficient with periodical checkups by the surgeon but acute scaphoid fractures need surgical fixation where healing depends on the efficiency and expertise of the surgeon.

After conducting more than 18000 surgeries in the hand and upper extremity Dr. Vikas Gupta needs no introduction. He is a globally acclaimed name for successfully treating his patients for scaphoid fractures of any complexity by international techniques.

  • Dr Vikas has been the first surgeon to use Herbert-whipple and twin fix screws to fix scaphoid fractures which is a difficult technique and bound to have complications especially if treated at the hands of some less skilled surgeon.
  • Dr Vikas is also the first surgeon in India to fix scaphoid percutanously (minimally invasive technique with less than a cm incision) (link to case)
  • DrVikas has been the first surgeon in India to use variable angle inter carpal fusion plate for nonunion scaphoid with degenerative changes (SNAC wrist) (link to case)

With Dr. Vikas Gupta being an eminent presence at various conferences and workshops to present lectures/ papers, some complex cases who have been treated by him believe he is one of the most efficient surgeons in this field in India today.

A patient while sharing his experience narrates “Dr. Gupta performed vascularised bone graft for nonunion scaphoid on me. It…….

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FAQ – Scaphoid Fractures

What are scaphoid fractures?

Scaphoid fracture refers to a break in the scaphoid bone that is one of the eight carpal bones of the wrist. The break most commonly occurs at the waist i.e. middle of the scaphoid bone but is also found on the proximal and distal end.

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