A 20-year-old male asked:
Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist?(scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 45 years experience
If the fracture: Has completely healed, yes. If you develop any symptoms with your activity, you should probably stop and ask your doctor for specific recommendation.
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Scaphoid fractures: can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given ( that is VERY IMPORTANT ) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 29, 2016
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