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When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

Yes: It may hurt if you move and part of the treatment is a thumb spica cast which immobilizes the thumb to assist in scaphoid healing. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more

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I had surgery on scaphoid bone but it is not healing, help?

I had surgery on scaphoid bone but it is not healing, help?

Go back to the docto: I there is a post op problem you need to see the doctor who did the surgery and have it checked out and see if anything else needs to be done. ...Read more

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Broke my scaphoid bone three months ago, what can I do to speed up recovery?

Have it reevaluated: If it has not healed in 3 months, you need to have the problem reevaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Feel like I broke scaphoid bone and I found out I'm anemic, are these conditions connected in any way?

Feel like I broke scaphoid bone and I found out I'm anemic, are these conditions connected in any way?

Could be: Lack of iron causing anemia and weak bones due to vitamin D deficiency may point to poor nutrition. I trust that you are seeing a doctor for the fracture and anemia. It is prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Four weeks after impact, went to dr got X-ray he said scaphoid bone has a line in it. Is it broke and will a splint be helpful?

Possible: It depends what the final report by the radiologist says about it. If an xray has a questionable finding, an MRI can always be done to give a definitive anwser. Make sure you get follow up for this though because a scaphoid fracture, if its really there, may have a bad outcome if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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If my scaphoid lunate ligament repair surgery was not successful why must the scaphoid bone now be removed?

If my scaphoid lunate ligament repair surgery was not successful why must the scaphoid bone now be removed?

Arthritis: The ligaments allow the scaphoid to rotate during wrist flexion and extension. When the repair has failed there is undue wear and tear on the scaphoid causing arthritis that can interfere with the proximal and distal rows of the carpal bones producing a slac wrist. This may best be treated with scaphoid removal and/or replacement and/or partial wrist fusion. ...Read more

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I have avascular nercosis of the scaphoid bone and had x rays two weeks ago that also showed fragmentation of my wrist what does this mean. An treatm

I have avascular nercosis of the scaphoid bone and had x rays two weeks ago that also showed fragmentation  of my wrist what does this mean. An treatm

Depends why: It depends why you have avascular necrosis. The scaphoid bone is an atypical spot to be suffering from this malady. Many things can cause weakening of your bones such as chronic steroid use, cancer treatments, alchoholism and other rare diseases. The treatment will vary based on the cause. ...Read more