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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-10 weeks: It depends on the type of scaphoid fracture. The most common type, a waist fracture, generally heals in 8-10 weeks, but it can be longer in smokers an ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Until healed: This bone is very finicky. Everbody is differrent and should be monitored for healing. Younger patients heal faster. Proximal scaphoid fracture hea ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist.
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Dr. Andrew Gutow
30 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on fracture: Healing time depends on severity and location--how much cracking or separation of the bone ends there is and where in the scaphoid ( distal, waist or ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Month or more: Assuming you were casted for 6-12 weeks after your injury, it will take a month or so to get the motion back, and the swelling to go down. There will ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Immediately: I believe.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Scaphoid fractures are sometimes difficult to visualize on x-rays, especially initially after an injury. If you have tenderness at the base of your th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Untreated immobilized scaphoid fractures have a significantly greater risk of not healing and therefore requiring surgery.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Sometimes. : Scaphoid fractures are notoriously slow healers. There are surgical and nonsurgical options to treat them. Casting takes several months and usually ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
6-12 wks: Failure of this fracture to heal is one of the more worrisome complication of any fracture in the wrist. Casts are usually placed for a period of 6-12 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Tenderness: First of all, is the tenderness you are experiencing less than when you first had the fracture or worse? If worse, you should follow up with the doct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Scaphoid fracture. : I would avoid all activity that can "jerk" the bone or worsen the injury. Shooting a high caliber weapon can definitely worsen it.

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