A 18-year-old male asked:
i have a wrist fracture near the thumb. the fracture is small but i put my wrist in cast. i am 18 years. will this work? or i need a surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones answered
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A picture of your x-ray is really necessary for any orthopaedic surgeon or upper extremity surgeon to have any idea what to advise on this manner. The scaphoid is a wrist bone on the thumb side that is notorious for being a difficult bone to heal, while a chip fracture off other bones on the thumb side can be significant only in that they indicate ligament injury (sprain).
Answered on Feb 11, 2014
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