A commonly accepted treatment method for scaphoid fractures is dorsal percutaneous fixation [1, 2]. This has been shown to decrease the need for cast immobilization and allow faster recovery [3, 4]. For this approach a central screw placement is critical as it provides greater stiffness and load to failure, and allows a longer screw to be inserted which increases screw compression. All of these factors aid in fracture union [5]. However, the complex shape of the scaphoid bone makes central screw placement difficult, as the main axis cannot be easily visualized. Currently, scaphoid screws are placed using K wires guided under 2D fluoroscopy; however, intra-operative 3D fluoroscopy, which can create a CT reconstruction, is becoming more readily available. The goals of this study are to see if there is a significant difference between 2D and 3D fluoroscopic imaging in measuring screw malpositioning (distance off-center) and if there is a difference in repeatability.

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