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How can somebody fracture my scaphoid?

How can somebody fracture my scaphoid?

Many ways: There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What to do if I have fractured scaphoid + operation?

What to do if I have fractured scaphoid + operation?

It depends: This depends on the type of scaphoid fracture you have. Some scaphoid fractures can be treated non-operatively in a thumb spica cast while others often benefit from a surgery. Malunited or non united scaphoids can result in increased arthritic changes and symptoms involving the wrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

It depends: Scaphoid fractures are not all alike....Some scaphoid fracture patterns are more unstable than others and require more rigid immobilization that a splint can provide. ...Read more

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Fractured scaphoid circulation cut, what to do?

Fractured scaphoid circulation cut, what to do?

Grafting: The circulation to the scaphoid is precarious going distal to proximal, so proximal scaphoid fracture at risk for non union due to limited circulation. Care consists of either vascularized bone graft from distal dorsal radius, bone grafting with compression fixation, or attempt at bone stimulation with fixation. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I fractured scaphoid circulation cut?

Scaphoid fractures: are serious fractures as leaving them untreated can lead to significant wrist degeneration, pain and loss of function. IF you have a scaphoid fracture with loss of circulation to the bone (common in scaphoid fractures as the blood flow enters the bone from the distal end and if you break it the proximal end gets no blood flow)., you need surgery to stabilize it vascular bone graft for bloodflow ...Read more

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What to do if I have fractured scaphoid circulation cut?

Avascular necrosis : Of the scaphoid occurs when the un healed fracture line separates one portion of the bone from the internal circulation of that bone resulting in bone decay. Typically surgery is needed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

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. ...Read more

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How do you get treated if you fractured a scaphoid in your wrist?

How do you get treated if you fractured a scaphoid in your wrist?

See Hand Surgeon: Fractures of the scaphoid and lead to significant and severe wrist problems. Prompt and appropriate treatment is essential to prevent late complications. I strongly suggest that you see a hand surgeon in your area as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of wrist exercises can I do with a scaphoid fractures?

Very little: I would recommend very little wrist exercise other than minimal range of motion exercises until you have confirmed that the scaphoid has healed. Timing of exercises also depends on the type of treatment you received. ...Read more

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Have extreme pain after 8 weeks in a cast for a fractured scaphoid at the proximal pole hurts more now why?

Have extreme pain after 8 weeks in a cast for a fractured scaphoid at the proximal pole hurts more now why?

Scaphoid: A scaphoid fracture usually heals but there is an incidence of non union hand avascular necrosis. That needs to be monitored. If you rfracture is now healed fully and you are out of a acst rmember that after 8 weeks stiffness and tightness may alone caue pain. You are not used to making sudden movements. Often athritis change at the the stt joint can alos hurt with motion . Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more