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When can I play volleyball again after a scaphoid fracture?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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 activity ...Read more

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When is it safe to resume playing the piano after a scaphoid fracture is healed?

Right away!: If your doctor has confirmed that your fracture has healed, you can start playing again. Start slow and gradually build up to your pre-injury playing frequency! ...Read more

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Is it okay to play cricket with a scaphoid fracture?

No: Impact and rotation can affecthealing of this fracture even if non displaced. This is one fracture that i would not recommend that one does this sport with. ...Read more

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Professional football player with scaphoid fracture. Can i play before it completely heals?

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. ...Read more

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I fractured my scaphoid playing volleyball i waited 2 weeks to get it checked and had played 3 games before is that bad?

I fractured my scaphoid playing volleyball i waited 2 weeks to get it checked and had played 3 games before is that bad?

Hand Injury: It can be but there is nothing you can do about it now. At this point just follow your doctor's recommendation since you may need a cast for a few weeks and then OT for ROM mobilization therapy. ...Read more

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How much pain and swelling is normal post removal of cast after a scaphoid fracture?

How much pain and swelling is normal post removal of cast after a scaphoid fracture?

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. ...Read more

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How long after a scaphoid fracture can I return to school?

How long after a scaphoid fracture can I return to school?

Right away : Altough if in a long arm cast and if it is your dominant hand you may have trouble writing , you can return to school. ...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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What can I expect at scaphoid fracture follow up appt?

Exan, xray`: Typically you will be examined regarding your cast and finger motion and sensation. You will likely undergo an xray to evaluate the fracture positon and healing of the injury. You will need to be monitored regarding pain motion and return to activities. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


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