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I had scaphoid surgery over 2 years ago and I have had pain on and off the past few years but now it is extreme pain and weakness with use.

I had scaphoid surgery over 2 years ago and I have had pain on and off the past few years but now it is extreme pain and weakness with use.

See your surgeon: If you are having extreme pain and weakness,you need to follow up with the orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery to see if it healed properly. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Scaphoid Fracture (Definition)

The scaphoid is a small bone on the thumb side of the wrist that is at risk of fracture from a fall on an outstreched arm. It is a problematic fracture since poor circulation ...Read more


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Had scaphoid surgery VBG and now 8Months later the bone is complely united volarly but slight lucency seen dorsally-united. Should i be concerned?

Had scaphoid surgery VBG and now 8Months later the bone is complely united volarly but slight lucency seen dorsally-united. Should i be concerned?

Probably not at all!: Depends whether you are having any symptoms at all? I would ask your surgeon about it. Do you have any tenderness? I am sure everything will be fine, since most of its healed, from what you say. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Time of healing after scaphoid surgery , screw and one pin, and cast. What kind of exercise should I do with my hand while in cast?

Time of healing after scaphoid surgery , screw and one pin, and cast.  What kind of exercise should I do with my hand while in cast?

8-12 weeks: Depending on the age of the fracture, fracture position, your health, this fracture with surgery can take 8-12 weeks to heal. Sometimes longer. Ask your doctor about exercises - at the very least moving the fingers for light activities is encouraged -. ...Read more

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Do I have to undergo surgery if I have scaphoid fracture non union in my hand? The fracture is already two years due.

Do I have to undergo surgery if I have scaphoid fracture non union in my hand? The fracture is already two years due.

Scaphoid fracture: That is non unitted and old needs surgery to fix the fracture, it will not unite or heal by itiself, by casting or by other methods. However if the question is must someone have surgery..Well no , no one can say you must, but certainly most will very strongly recommend a younger person with a scaphoid non union to get it cared for with surgery to prevent later problems. ...Read more

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Mri, xray (fall) negative scaphoid fracture. Still severe pain. No diagnoses. Could surgery help with diagnoses?

No surgery : without a diagnosis. Contusion. Bruise tendon irritation. Irritated arthritic joint. Cmc arthritis. Dequervains all can cause pain in thumb side of wrist ...Read more

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It's my 4th week of non-displaced scaphoid fracture cast,still having tenderness in my palm and thumb. Does it healing No surgery Cast is for 6 week?

It's my 4th week of non-displaced scaphoid fracture cast,still having tenderness in my palm and thumb.
Does it healing
No surgery
Cast is for 6 week?

Scaphoid fractures: Can take longer than 6 weeks to heal. The cast, if that is the treatment used, can be discontinued only when there is certainty as to the healing. This can take 8 weeks or more and must be verified by new xrays but a times one needs to check healing with advancd studies such as CT scan. A partially healed scaphoid can lead to other problems, non union, pain re injury so patience is important ...Read more

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