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What is healing time for scaphoid fracture?

What is healing time for scaphoid fracture?

8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

What is the typical healing time for a fractured scaphoid?

Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, proximal waist-5 months. Surgical treatment usually has a healing time of 3 months. These are severe injuries which should be managed by your orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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The pain in my fractured scaphoid has got worse in last week been in plaster for seven weeks been at work the whole time will this stop the healing ?

The pain in my fractured scaphoid has got worse in last week been in plaster for seven weeks been at work the whole time will this stop the healing ?

Overuse: You need to discuss activity and use with your orthophosphate. Your activity may be preventing healing or suffering from nonunion or malunion despite immobilization. Increased pain not positive sign. ...Read more

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What is the average healing time for a scaphoid fracture in the wrist?

What is the average healing time for a scaphoid fracture in the wrist?

Variable: 1/2 of fractures of the proximal pole are healed by 5 mo, middle fractures by 12 weeks and distal (end) by 6 wks. Failure to heal relates to instability of the fracture and whether or not the blood supply has been cut off. X-rays often do not show well the exact pattern nor stability. Ct scans are helpful in evaluating for plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Scaphoid fracture healing time. When to re-xray it to see if it healed correctly?

Scaphoid fracture healing time. When to re-xray it to see if it healed correctly?

Months: The scaphoid is a very slow bone to heal. Depending on your age and displacement of fracture, it may take months before the fracture appears healed on an xray. It is important to follow the fracture to make sure it heals, as the scaphoid may go on to nonunion (not heal), or avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply with eventual collapse). ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scaphoid fracture?

What is the treatment for scaphoid fracture?

Surgery Recommended : Reasons for surgery: 1. Scaphoid non-unions. 2. Lifestyle. Non-unions are rare but unpredictable. Any scaphoid fracture can fail to heal. That ruins any activity requiring full grip or range of motion for the rest of your life. 8 to 12 weeks of casting can cost one a job, athletic fitness, etc. Virtually all surgeons have surgery so they can keep working. Use your values to decide what to do. ...Read more

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Will pot prevent my scaphoid fracture from healing?

Will pot prevent my scaphoid fracture from healing?

No: Marijuana smoke, unlike tobacco smoke, does not appear to have major effects on healing, especially healing of bone. However, this may depend on how much you smoke. Most cigarette smokers are consuming 20+ cigarettes per day, while marijuana smoker may smoke the equivalent of 3-4 cigarettes per day. If you smoke cigarettes, that will have more effect on healing than marijuana. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatment options for a scaphoid fracture that has been untreated for 15 years?

Are there any good treatment options for a scaphoid fracture that has been untreated for 15 years?

OLD scaphoid fx: such that there is a NON union or a malunion can be associated with arthritis, cartialge wear, "collapse" of the normal arrangment of the wrist bones and all that must be considered when evaluating treatment options. there are many good options, from resecting a portion of bone or bones or partially fusing part of the wrist, to even just treating the symptoms. It isindividual process but can b OK ...Read more

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Hey, I was told that my scaphoid fracture is healing on the back end and not the front so I have another month in a cast..any advice to ensure healing?

Hey, I was told that my scaphoid fracture is healing on the back end and not the front so I have another month in a cast..any advice to ensure healing?

'Behave': Meaning, don't test the limits of the cast--likely the Dr put very low lift/carry limits on the injured side--comply. Healthy diet with calcium-rich foods can't hurt--not the time to try to crash diet if looking for good bone union and to avoid surgery. No 100% answer, but hopefully these give some direction. Good luck! ...Read more

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