文献简介

出版社:Hand Surgery

作  者:K. M. Sarraf et al.

编  号:10.1142/S0218810411005096

关键字:Non-Union; Radial Styloid; Fracture; Smoking; Outcome.

年  份:2011   点击量:339

文献摘要

        Isolated radial styloid fractures occur relatively infrequently, with non-union of such fractures, especially when undisplaced, being highly unusual. Smoking of tobacco, a common habit which is decreasing in prevalence in the developed world, has been proven to exert many adverse effects on tissue healing including bone union. We present a case of non-union of an undisplaced radial styloid fracture in the dominant hand of a young and healthy heavy smoker, emphasising the negative impact of tobacco smoke and its association with bone repair. We suggest that heavy tobacco users should also be followed up more vigilantly with this complication in mind, with smoking cessation modalities being offered on presentation.