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how long does a scaphoid fracture typically take to heal

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
2-3: Most scaphoid fractures take 2-3 months to heal, though some can take quite a bit longer. If the fracture is non-displaced, cast immobilization is usu ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: This is a very persnickety bone and depending on where in the bone it was broke will determine the length of time to heal. Simple fractures can take ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
4-6 weeks: Generally.
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depends on where the fracture is on the scaphoid. If it is near the thumb, 6-8 weeks. If it is in the middle 8-10 weeks. If it is near the wrist then ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scaphoid fracture: 6-8 weeks minimum and usually this is with surgery. Sometimes longer with cast treatment. Depending on the location of the fracture in the bone and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Possibly none.: For scaphoid fractures that heal, either through immobilization or surgery, minimal long term effects are noted. However, scaphoid fractures that do n ... Read More
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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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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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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: NSAIDS or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If narcotics care most be taken not to get addicted
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Philip
19 years experience Radiology
It depends: It depends how severe the fracture is and whether it is displaced or not. If the pain persists, especially when you touch the snuff box region( base o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not uncommon: for non union ( . not healing properly . ) as the broken part of the bone lost the blood supply (was cut off ),see your hand surgeon may need surgi ... Read More
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