F.J.P. Beeres, M. Hogervorst, P. Den Hollander and S.J. Rhemrev
Bone scintigraphy will identify up to 25% of occult scaphoid bone fractures after negative scaphoid X-rays. Consequently, it deserves a place in the diagnostic process of suspected scaphoid fractures. However, the role of bone scintigraphy is less clear if scaphoid X-rays show other fractures in the carpal region. This study analysed 111 consecutive patients with a suspected scaphoid fracture on physical examination and that concluded, bone scintigraphy is required when scaphoid X-rays do not confirm a suspected scaphoid fracture, even in the presence of other fractures in the carpal region.
The Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, Volume 31, Issue 4, August 2006, Pages 416-418