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