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

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 8-12 weeks

Every scaphoid fracture is different, but non-displaced waist fractures typically take 8-12 weeks xrays are traditionally repeated monthly to follow the fracture -.

In brief: 8-12 weeks

Every scaphoid fracture is different, but non-displaced waist fractures typically take 8-12 weeks xrays are traditionally repeated monthly to follow the fracture -.
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