History: 23 year-old male who came to my office with pain in his wrist about 3 months after a fall. At the time he thought he only sprained his wrist. X-rays in the office showed a scaphoid non-union (not healed) causing his pain. Due to concern about long-term development of arthritis and pain, he elected to have surgery for treatment.
Diagnosis: Left scaphoid non-union, 3 months
Treatment: Scaphoid open reduction internal fixation with bone graft for non-union
Outcome: By 4 months he was fully healed with minimal pain and near full motion. He was very happy with the result.