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What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

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Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 10 years experience
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, proximal waist-5 months. Surgical treatment usually has a healing time of 3 months. These are severe injuries which should be managed by your orthopaedic hand surgeon.
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