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When can I play volleyball again after a scaphoid fracture?

When can I play volleyball again after a scaphoid fracture?

When the bone heals: Follow your doctors advice. Once the bone is healed he should release you back to activities as tolerated. This bone can be extrtemely variable in length of time to heal so listen to the advice of your doc before return to play. ...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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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.

Scaphoid fractures: can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given ( that is VERY IMPORTANT ) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read more

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When is it safe to resume playing the piano after a scaphoid fracture is healed?

Right away!: If your doctor has confirmed that your fracture has healed, you can start playing again. Start slow and gradually build up to your pre-injury playing frequency! ...Read more

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Is it okay to play cricket with a scaphoid fracture?

No: Impact and rotation can affecthealing of this fracture even if non displaced. This is one fracture that i would not recommend that one does this sport with. ...Read more

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Professional football player with scaphoid fracture. Can i play before it completely heals?

Better to wait: Of course you could play before it heals but that would not be best for your body. If you reinjure the area this could have further consequence creating more damage, perhaps permanent. ...Read more

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I fractured my scaphoid playing volleyball i waited 2 weeks to get it checked and had played 3 games before is that bad?

I fractured my scaphoid playing volleyball i waited 2 weeks to get it checked and had played 3 games before is that bad?

Hand Injury: It can be but there is nothing you can do about it now. At this point just follow your doctor's recommendation since you may need a cast for a few weeks and then OT for ROM mobilization therapy. ...Read more

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Scaphoid fracture healing time. When to re-xray it to see if it healed correctly?

Scaphoid fracture healing time. When to re-xray it to see if it healed correctly?

Months: The scaphoid is a very slow bone to heal. Depending on your age and displacement of fracture, it may take months before the fracture appears healed on an xray. It is important to follow the fracture to make sure it heals, as the scaphoid may go on to nonunion (not heal), or avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply with eventual collapse). ...Read more

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Can you swim with a scaphoid fracture?

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! ...Read more

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Will scaphoid fracture stop me from going on my vacation?

Not necessarily: A scaphoid fracture is usually benign and just takes time to heal while not typically causing a lot of dysfunction. As long as you won't be participating in any extreme sports you should be able to enjoy your vacation without a problem. ...Read more

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I think i may have a scaphoid fracture, but i'm not sure. How can I tell what is wrong?

Can't tell: It is very unlikely that a person can tell if a bone is broken. It is also unlikely a doctor can tell just by examining you. Even an xray will occasionally not see a hairline fracture. Pain is a very unreliable criteria. Moving whatever part of your body is hurt is also a very poor criteria. Bone sticking through skin is obvious. Otherwise an xray is needed if there is concern. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Scaphoid Fracture (Definition)

The scaphoid is a small bone on the thumb side of the wrist that is at risk of fracture from a fall on an outstreched arm. It is a problematic fracture since poor circulation ...Read more