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29 January 2024 : Case report  Greece

[In Press] Capitate Proximal Fragment Migration Compressing the Median Nerve in Scaphocapitate Fracture: A Case Report

Challenging differential diagnosis, Management of emergency care, Rare disease

Vasileios Giannatos ORCID logo1ABCDEF, Theodoros Stavropoulos1BCF, Charalampos Charalampous-Kefalas ORCID logo1BCD, Panagiotis Antzoulas ORCID logo1BCE, Andreas Panagopoulos ORCID logo1ADE, Zinon Kokkalis ORCID logo1ABDEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.942867

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.942867  

Available online: 2024-01-29, In Press, Corrected Proof

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Scaphocapitate syndrome is a rare clinical entity consisting of a combined scaphoid and capitate fracture along with a 90- or 180-degrees rotation of the proximal capitate fragment. The syndrome is scarcely described in the literature, with proximal migration of the capitate fragment being reported only by Mudgal et al in 1995. Concurrent compression of the median nerve is a highly unfortunate event, suggesting a unique case presented here.
We present a unique case of scaphocapitate fracture-dislocation in a 25-year-old man with volar dislocation of the capitate’s fragment deep to the median nerve. X-rays and CT scan were performed and the patient was treated few hours after the injury by a hand specialist, in order to prevent median neuropathy and avascular necrosis of the fragment. Open reduction and internal fixation utilizing a Herbert screw for the scaphoid fracture and 3 additional K-wires was performed. Immediately post-operatively, the acute neurological symptoms had subsided and good reduction was acquired radiologically. One year post-operatively the patient had regained good hand and wrist functionality, with no extension or flexion ROM deficits.
Immediate intervention in a specialized center with reduction and fixation utilizing a Herbert screw and K-wires showed favorable 1-year results in our case of scaphocapitate syndrome. The impending complications of median neuropathy and capitate avascular necrosis were avoided despite the high-risk injury pattern.

Keywords: Wrist; Wrist Injuries; Traumatology; Scaphoid Bone; Capitate Bone; Median Nerve

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923