A 33-year-old member asked:
I fell and now the thumb side of my wrist hurts . could it be a scaphoid fracture?
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Hand Surgery 31 years experience
X ray to diagnose: Pain on the radial side of the wrist can be a sign of a scaphoid fracture.
Often active patients suffer a "bad wrist sprain" ignore it and then show up years later with a painful wrist due to an scaphoid fracture which was not diagnosed.
An x ray with a dedicated view of the scaphoid can help make the diagnosis, although within the first 2 weeks a of a fracture the x-rays can miss a fracture.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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