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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
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
Extreme pain from broken scaphoid at proximal pole hurts more now after eight weeks in plaster reasons why?
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
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
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
My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers