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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: Were the fracture located the more toward the wrist area the worse prognosis. The chance the fracture in the proximal (toward the wrist joint) about 5 ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Grafting: The circulation to the scaphoid is precarious going distal to proximal, so proximal scaphoid fracture at risk for non union due to limited circulation ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scaphoid fractures: are serious fractures as leaving them untreated can lead to significant wrist degeneration, pain and loss of function. IF you have a scaphoid fractur ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: This depends on the type of scaphoid fracture you have. Some scaphoid fractures can be treated non-operatively in a thumb spica cast while others ofte ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Avascular necrosis : Of the scaphoid occurs when the un healed fracture line separates one portion of the bone from the internal circulation of that bone resulting in bone ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: If cast has gotten loose, however, it needs to be xrayed for position check.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
See Hand Surgeon: Fractures of the scaphoid and lead to significant and severe wrist problems. Prompt and appropriate treatment is essential to prevent late complicati ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Risky fractures: Scaphoid fractures are prone to complications because of a vulnerable blood supply to the bone. Ideally it would have been treated with a splint right ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many ways: There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.
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