Transposition of styloid process of radius for scaphoid fracture:The anatomic basis
He Shangkuan.Department of Anatomy,Guangzhou Military Medical School,Guangzhou 510315
The vascularity of the styloid process of radius is presented in this paper. The process has averagely 10. 3 nutrient foramina and its blood supply comes mainly from the recurrent bra- nch of the radial artery, which is 1 .2cm long and 0.4mm in outer dia- meter. Based upon the artery a bony flap .the styloid flap,has been designed, which is believed to be suitable for the treatment of old scaphoid fracture.