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Table 3 The results of treatment for scaphoid non-union using the Ilizarov technique.

From: The treatment of scaphoid nonunion using the Ilizarov fixator without bone graft, a study of 18 cases

Case Follow up time (months) Return to work (days) Wrist flexion (deg) Wrist extension (deg) Grip strength lbs(kg) injured side/contralateral side Bone union/days Pre-op Mayo score Post-op Mayo score Outcome Grade
1 82 110 80 70 80/90 90 15 100 Excellent
2 71 120 80 70 120/120 80 35 100 Excellent
3 64 100 80 70 110/115 90 0 90 Excellent
4 54 150 60 50 100/120 95 15 80 Good
5 53 90 80 70 80/80 70 50 100 Excellent
6 47 120 80 70 130/120 80 55 100 Excellent
7 41 95 70 60 110/120 75 15 85 Good
8 40 124 60 50 100/110 94 15 80 Good
9 37 100 50 40 80/120 100 0 60 Fair
10 37 105 70 60 120/120 70 45 90 Excellent
11 35 160 50 40 80/120 130 0 60 Fair
12 34 123 80 70 100/120 93 25 90 Excellent
13 31 117 70 60 110/110 87 25 90 Excellent
14 29 140 50 40 80/100 98 0 65 Fair
15 29 100 80 70 120/120 80 25 100 Excellent
16 27 115 60 70 120/120 90 30 95 Excellent
17 26 120 65 65 120/120 105 15 90 Excellent
18 24 100 70 70 100/110 94 25 85 Good
Mean 42.3 116.1 68.6 * 60.8 103(47)/113(51) 90.1 21.7 86.7  
  1. *Mean flexion-extension arc was 129.4 degrees.