Medium-term results of trapezio-lunate external fixation for scaphoid fractures.
ABSTRACT We treated 36 scaphoid fractures in 34 patients with trapezio-lunate external fixation. According to the Herbert and Fisher classification, there were 16 type B1, 14 type B2, four type B3 and two type B4 fractures. Trapezial and lunate pins broke in three patients and these were rated as failures. The remaining 33 fractures were followed-up for 3 years and all had excellent outcomes, without signs of arthritis, avascularity or instability.