A Scaphoid Stress Fracture in a Female Collegiate-Level Shot-Putter and Review of the Literature


Scaphoid stress fractures are rare injuries that have been described in young, high-level athletes who exhibit repetitive loading with the wrist in extension. We present a case of an occult scaphoid stress fracture in a 22-year-old female Division I collegiate shot-putter. She was successfully treated with immobilization in a thumb spica splint for 6 weeks. Loaded wrist extension activities can predispose certain high-level athletes to sustain scaphoid stress fractures, and a high index of suspicion in this patient population may aid prompt diagnosis and management of this rare injury. 


Autor / Fonte:Jessica M Kohring, Heather M Curtiss, Andrew R Tyser Case Reports in Orthopedics 2016, 2016: 8098657
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