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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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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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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