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How To Break Your Scaphoid
My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?
I had carpal release, right hand around 2001. April 6, 2017 I had an injury at work resulting in scaphoid break, also right hand. I am still having s?
Not related at 16yrs: The carpal tunnel issues and the scaphoid fracture were 16 years apart and are completely unrelated. ...Read more
I had a surgery on my right scaphoid and it's been ok till now. It's hurting so bad I want to break down and idk what to take because Advil (ibuprofen) isn't working and the doctor office is closed what do I do?
ER or Urgent Care: It's hard to know why it would be hurting so much now, but it sounds like the pain is very severe. To rule out infection or other complications, you may want to be seen in the ER. They will be able to get an Xray and evaluate your hand. Some Urgent Care facilities may be able to provide this service also. ...Read more
I had a scaphoid fracture from a sports fall in soccer. I'm wondering if people break their hands some other way?
Yes: Trauma can occur almost anywhere: home, work, recreation (including sports besides soccer), in the community. Aside from falls, the hand can be injured by machines and by blows to the area (like with a bat or a stick). ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a scaphoid fracture and put in cast for 2 weeks. When reassessed with a CT scan they said they couldn't see a break and took cast off. 2 weeks later it is still very sore. WhAt do I do? It's week a month on total since I initially inj
Get reexamined: 'Snuffbox' tenderness after a fall can be a scaphoid fx. If not 'displaced' casting for 2 wks, removal of cast and advanced imaging (CT or MRI) is appropriate. If your CT did not reveal a fracture (and was reviewed by your ORS as well as the radiologist) then scaphoid fx. Unlikely. Persistent pain should merit reexamination for other wrist/ hand injuries (example: scapholunate ligament tear).GL! ...Read more
Scaphoid surgery: Depending on the time from original injury and the deformity related to the non union there are several options. If no deformity electromagnetic field or pulsed ultrasound offer a non surgical approach along with continued casting to treat the non unionl In cases with deformity at the fracture site or long standing non union surgery with screw stabilization and a bone graft likely best approach ...Read more
There isn't enough: Information here. Mechanism of injury? Current symptoms? If your symptoms are serious enough that you are concerned about a fracture then I do recommend medical evaluation to include x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
Scaphoid hurts: Depends on how bad the break was. Did they have to put in a screw? I would ask Dr or search for a scaphoid fracture support group online. ...Read more
I have a broken scaphoid it's been broken for 4 weeks, it doesn't hurt much but every now and then it has some pain is this normal?
See hand surgeon:
Broken scaphoid may heal nicely, but some might end up with avascular necrosis, and end up with long term pain.
see a hand surgeon to determined that yours is not one of these fractures
usually it take 4-6 weeks for this kind of fracture to heal. If pain persisted beyond that, then something is wrong. ...Read more
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
Varies: The scaphoid is a slow bone to heal and orthopaedic surgeons having different opinions on what type of cast and for how long to cast. Some will cast above your elbow, and all the way to the tip of your thumb. Others, below the elbow and just below the joint in your thumb. A cast may be required for a minimum of 6 weeks, and possibly as long as 3 or more months. ...Read more
Listen to your Dr.: Take your dr's advice, do not start exercising until they tell you it is time to, listen to their advice, and time and human nature will let the healing process take place. Good luck. ...Read more
It depend: Were the fracture located the more toward the wrist area the worse prognosis. The chance the fracture in the proximal (toward the wrist joint) about 50%. ...Read more
Extreme pain from broken scaphoid at proximal pole hurts more now after eight weeks in plaster reasons why?
Scaphoid?: It is possible that your fracture is not healed and you may be developing a nonunion. It would be best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Pain: Pain, swelling, stiffness, bruising. Have it evaluated. An x-ray may needed. ...Read more
Can scaphoid/tfcc/foosh injuries really be missed for 9 weeks? It's 10 now, could the E Danlos just be slowing healing time?
Missed injuries: Many injuries described can take several weeks to identify. This can be for a variety if reasons including: the nature of initial or subsequent presentation, anatomic variance, time to identifiable diagnostic findings, and evolution of the pathology or injury. Scaphoid fractures often have negative X-ray until several weeks after fracture. E Danlos can delay healing b/o Type and collagen need. ...Read more
The pain in my fractured scaphoid has got worse in last week been in plaster for seven weeks been at work the whole time will this stop the healing?
Overuse: You need to discuss activity and use with your orthophosphate. Your activity may be preventing healing or suffering from nonunion or malunion despite immobilization. Increased pain not positive sign. ...Read more
Sure: Follow the directions of the hand surgeon. Don't smoke. Eat well. Let your body do the rest. ...Read more
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