ice skating wrist achy swollen scaphoid fracture

I fell while I was ice skating. My wrist is achy and swollen. Could it be a scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Eon K. Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
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Yes


If the wrist is swollen and bruised, I would be concerned for a wrist injury. Radiographs or x-rays would be beneficial to rule out a fracture.
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What is the average healing time for a scaphoid fracture in the wrist?

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Dr. Hill Hastings
Hand Surgery
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Variable


1/2 of fractures of the proximal pole are healed by 5 mo, middle fractures by 12 weeks and distal (end) by 6 wks. Failure to heal relates to instability of the fracture and whether or not the blood supply has been cut off. X-rays often do not show well the exact pattern nor stability. CT scans are helpful in evaluating for plan of treatment.
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I fell and now the thumb side of my wrist hurts . could it be a scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Andrew Gutow
Hand Surgery
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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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Sports injuries

Interesting Fact

SOCCER injuries - wrist sprains & fractures can occur from falling on an outstretched arm.

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Will scaphoid fracture heal properly if the cast is loose? Cast on my wrist is loose after 3 weeks and it's paining. Will it heal properly?

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 Broken bone Cast Fracture Scaphoid fracture Wrist

Go back


To the doc, let him evaluate the pain, and reapply a new cast. It might of loosened if swelling reduced.
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Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist?(scaphoid fracture)My doctor says it need not be taken out.

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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda
General Surgery

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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Osteoporosis

Interesting Fact

Did you know that vertebral fractures in folks with osteoporosis may be treatable with vertebroplasty?

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Fell onto my hand yesterday, thumb slightly swollen, aches and is tender. restricted movement. cant hold anything heavy.could it be scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Jeffrey C. Wint
Hand Surgery
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Yes or a different


Injury such as a metacarpal or pjs legal or joint injury. It can also be a bruise or another type of wrist fracture. So if pain and swelling persist appropriate evaluation and X-rays are needed
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How long should I expect to be out of work? I went to the ER Sun and was told that both my wrists are broken 1 with radical styloid fractured potentially scaphoid fracture, the otherdistal radius fracture. i work in customer service field on the computer

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Dr. Monica S. Wood
Hand Surgery

For


For either one of these injuries alone, you could be expected to do computer work within a week or so, though a bit slower than your usual pace. However, with both wrists broken, it becomes much more difficult. Basic hygeine and eating can be difficult if both wrists are in casts. A radial styloid fracture, in and of itself, is not usually problematic and heals in about 6 weeks. However, it can be a marker for a more severe injury to the scapolunate ligament--part of the cornerstone of the wrist. You need to see a Hand Surgeon to determine if there is significant ligament instability. Sometimes the portion of the fracture that goes through the joint shifts and needs to be fixed surgically. Either of these situation would prolong the healing time. If there is indeed a scaphoid fracture, that wrist could be limited much longer, sometimes up to a year. The distal radius fracture depends on the fracture pattern. Most of these do not involve the joint, but can tip backwards and distort wrist mechanics. If it displaces, it may require surgery. Unfortunately, these can move at 2-3 weeks after injury. In short, your recovery time depends on the "personality" of the fractures and any associated injuries. If all goes especially well, you might be out of casts by 6 weeks, but there are a lot of other factors.
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Might an mri miss a scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
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Doubtful


That is doubtful but like everything else in life is possible.depend upon the quality of the MRI aND THE PERSON READING IT.
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Can you swim with a scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Mark W. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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Consult...


with you physician. This is dependent on the age of the fracture, if you had surgery or not and what type of swimming you are participating in. You may be able to call your physicians office without making an appointment specifically for that question. Best of luck!
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What are the tests for scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Robert J. Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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Xray to start


Scaphoid fractures can be tough to diagnose. The first study to get is an xray. If you can't see it on that x-ray and the doctor remains concerned, often a repeat x-ray 1-2 weeks later shows it. Other options include a bone scan, CT scan, or MRI.
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