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When Can I Play Volleyball Again After A Scaphoid Fracture
When the bone heals: Follow your doctors advice. Once the bone is healed he should release you back to activities as tolerated. This bone can be extrtemely variable in length of time to heal so listen to the advice of your doc before return to play.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist? (scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.
Scaphoid fractures: Can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given (that is VERY IMPORTANT) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activitySee 1 more doctor answer
No: Scaphoid fractures are not too uncommon in cricketers as the the direct impact of a leather ball on the hand is a mechanism of injury. The scaphoid is a very important bone in the hand. If fractured it's treated in a cast or more typically with surgery. Healing takes upto 3-6months, and during this time it's important to protect it. Playing cricket with a scaphoid fracture is not advised.See 1 more doctor answer
Better to wait: Of course you could play before it heals but that would not be best for your body. If you reinjure the area this could have further consequence creating more damage, perhaps permanent.See 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my scaphoid playing volleyball I waited 2 weeks to get it checked and had played 3 games before is that bad?
Hopefully not: Scaphoid fractures can at times be difficult fractures to get to heal. If they become displaced, the blood supply is somewhat tenuous and can be disrupted leading to a failure of the bone to heal nonsurgical it. All that to say, "waiting" to be seen and playing with it could potentially be fine or may lead to a possible poor outcome. X-ray or possibly ct scan will show status of fracture.See 2 more doctor answers
Month or more: Assuming you were casted for 6-12 weeks after your injury, it will take a month or so to get the motion back, and the swelling to go down. There will be additional episodes of this for up to a year.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly none.: For scaphoid fractures that heal, either through immobilization or surgery, minimal long term effects are noted. However, scaphoid fractures that do not heal may lead to arthritic changes in the wrist. These changes eventually cause wrist stiffness and pain. Arthritis can often be tolerated with braces and medications, but occasionally corticosteroid injections or even surgery is necessary.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: Not a good ideaGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Untreated immobilized scaphoid fractures have a significantly greater risk of not healing and therefore requiring surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Ask your: Ortho if this is recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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