Computerized Tomography to Help Diagnosis Pediatrics Scaphoid Fractures.

2014-08-27 03:46:05 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to find out whether computerized tomography will be better than plain radiographs in determining pediatrics scaphoid fractures.


Background: The use of plain radiograph in the detection of pediatrics scaphoid fractures has low specificity and sensitivity. Patients with documented anatomical snuffbox tenderness and negative plain radiographs are casted in thumb spica casts and seen by a pediatrics orthopedics surgeon. However few patients with clinical scaphoid fractures have documented scaphoid fractures, with the most common injury of soft tissue injury to the surrounding tissues. The use of CT scan to detect scaphoid fractures is not well documented and may be an appropriate substitute for plain radiographs.

Hypothesis: CT scan of the wrist will have higher sensitivity and specificity in detecting pediatrics scaphoid fracture than plain radiographs.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Scaphoid Bone


Computerized tomography


London Health Sciences Center Victoria Hospital
N6A 5W9


Not yet recruiting


Lawson Health Research Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:05-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions


A moon-shaped carpal bone which is located between the SCAPHOID BONE and TRIQUETRUM BONE.

X-RAY COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY with resolution in the micrometer range.

The bone which is located most lateral in the proximal row of CARPAL BONES.

The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).

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