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Can you fly with a fractured scaphoid

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
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
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many ways: There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, stiffness, bruising. Have it evaluated. An x-ray may needed.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: Scaphoid fractures are casted for longer periods of time because they don't heal as well as other bones.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Xray to start: Scaphoid fractures can be tough to diagnose. The first study to get is an xray. If you can't see it on that x-ray and the doctor remains concerned, of... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Signs of fracture sc: Pain , swelling, and x-ray findings.
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