Scaphoid cast is a special cast which is applied below elbow and immobilizes the first metacarpo-phalangeal joint [thumb]. Conventionally, the cast has been applied to scaphoid fractures and was considered standard non operative treament for the fracture.
Only recently, it has been shown that a Colles cast is equally effective in scaphoid fractures.
Here is nice video on application of scaphoid cast. [Read more...]