Last week Mike rounded off a busy year of lecturing by speaking at the Gherkin in London as part of the Medartis Masterclass series.
The topic of the evening was Scaphoid fractures and Mike shared his experiences using the Medartis scaphoid plate.
Mike is a paid member of the Medartis scaphoid plate working group and gave the delegates an overview of his indications for using the plate and also some tips on the surgical techniques.
The most frequent indication for using the Scaphoid plate is in the management of Scaphoid non-unions that have previously undergone internal fixation using a headless screw and have developed internal cavitation around the loose screw. by placing a plate at 90° to the previous internal fixation excellent stability can be obtained on the bone graft held in place with the central limbs of the plate.
Other indications for using the Scaphoid plate are very vertical oblique fractures and also scaphoid fractures with marked central comminution that may collapse into the humpback deformity with a central compressive screw.