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Table 1 Management options and reported frequency

From: Initial management of potential occult scaphoid fracture in Australasia

Management strategy Frequency (N, %)
Backslab (half-cast) with assessment and re-X-ray at 7–14 days 23, 38%
Plaster cast (full) with assessment and re-X-ray at 7–14 days 19, 32%
Backslab with early CT (within 7 days) 6, 10%
Backslab with early bone scan (within 7 days) 5, 8%
Backslab with early MRI (within 7 days) 2, 3%
Support bandage with early MRI (within 7 days) 1, 1.7%
Support bandage with early CT (within 7 days) 1, 1.7%
Plaster cast (full) with early CT (within 7 days) 1, 1.7%
Plaster cast (full) with early bone scan (within 7 days) 1, 1.7%
Support bandage with re-assessment at 1 week, with further tests only if symptoms or signs persist 1, 1.7%
Support bandage with assessment and re-X-ray at 7–14 days 0
Plaster cast (full) with early MRI (within 7 days) 0
Support bandage with early bone scan (within 7 days) 0
Other
Same/next day CT 1, 1.7%