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How to heal a scaphoid non-union?

How to heal a scaphoid non-union?

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

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What is the length of the cast you get for your scaphoid?

What is the length of the cast you get for your scaphoid?

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

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What can you do to speed up the healing of a broken scaphoid?

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

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What to a fractured scaphoid? How many don't heal up normally?

What to a fractured scaphoid?  How many don't heal up normally?

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

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Extreme pain from broken scaphoid at proximal pole hurts more now after eight weeks in plaster reasons why?

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

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What is the likelihood of my scaphoid being broken?

What is the likelihood of my scaphoid being broken?

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

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What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

See below: Remove scaphoid from wrist and then fuse 4 bones together to give stability to the wrist. ...Read more

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I broke my scaphoid 5 yrs ago and it still bothers me. What should I do?

I broke my scaphoid 5 yrs ago and it still bothers me. What should I do?

Xray: Scaphoid fractures can often lead to arthritis in the wrist and xray is needed to diagnose this. ...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 + 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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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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My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?

My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?

Possible: Did you do something to injury it? If yes then you should get it X-rayed. Scaphoid fractures need close attention to prevent a complication from the fracture called avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Can scaphoid/tfcc/foosh injuries really be missed for 9 weeks? It's 10 now, could the E Danlos just be slowing healing time?

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

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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 ?

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

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Broken scaphoid still painful after a month. Is it supposed to still hurt?

Broken scaphoid still painful after a month. Is it supposed to still hurt?

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

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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?

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

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