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Hamate fracture in left wrist & scaphoid fracture in right wrist.Left wrist has been casted &right wrist has a wrist binder.Both undisplaced.Recovery?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
90-95% ok: Scaphoid fractures can go to non union (not healed) best result is with a thumb spica wrist cast. Hamate fractures usually heal without a problem.
Answered on Apr 21, 2014

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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