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Scaphoid Bone Move Thumb
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
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
Hurt wrist on 23rd. Doc says sprained but can't move wrist to where the scaphoid bone is. Is it ligament or is something going on with bone? Ortho wed
Question about diagnosis/misdiagnosis of scaphoid fracture. Several months ago a box fell on my hand near the base of my thumb, i was concerned that something may have been broken or fractured, but i had MRI which should bones were intact.
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This : This has nothing to do with training, experience or expertise. Some fractures just don't show up despite proper good standard assessment, but the percentages are small. The radiologist who read the study as negative also is trained to do so. To get an idea of the complexity of this question see the links below an MRI that is read as negative for scaphoid fracture rules out a fracture most of the time. There can be false negatives and false positives. A MRI will detect variations in the bones trabecular pattern ( inside the bone) often associated with negative x-rays. If anything inexperience in reading MRI can lead to over diagnosing a fracture by mri. Other tests include a ct scan, which is better for cortical ( outside) disruption and a bone scan which is less specific a contused or bruised joint near the base of the thumb especially if there is even a touch of mild arthritis can often take time to feel better a good way to assess persistent pain several months after injury is to be reevaluated and get new plain x-rays including scaphoid views and be assessed for things other than a scaphoid fracture that can still give wrist pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the shortest time the scaphoid bone can heal, I'm 17 been in a cast for 4 weeks need to play soccer in 4 weeks ?
Shortest time I have: -Cn in a non displaced scaphoid fracture in a cast elbow to include the thumb is 12-16 weeks & as long as 18 months. B patient & don't push it or U can have life long problems. Atlanta Falcons sent me an all American tackle 4 a wrist axam. Had a non union of a scaphoid fracture. They said get it fixed & call us. Career lost. ...Read more
Depends: The scaphoid bone in the wrist is notoriously slow to heal. The middle and bottom part receive poor blood supply. I often place patients in a thumb spica cast for 6- 12 weeks. Many patients instead opt for surgical fixation with a screw placed across the fracture to speed healing. I recommend close communication with your doctor regarding the risks of poor healing and the treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Feel like I broke scaphoid bone and I found out I'm anemic, are these conditions connected in any way?
Have it reevaluated: If it has not healed in 3 months, you need to have the problem reevaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more
I have a malunion of my scaphoid bone. Are there any treatments available to lessen the pain and regain my grip strength?
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