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What to a fractured scaphoid? How many don't heal up normally?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depend

Were the fracture located the more toward the wrist area the worse prognosis.
The chance the fracture in the proximal (toward the wrist joint) about 50%.

In brief: It depend

Were the fracture located the more toward the wrist area the worse prognosis.
The chance the fracture in the proximal (toward the wrist joint) about 50%.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

Some scaphoid fractures and will do well with a thumb spica cast.
If the fracture is displaced, surgery is often required due to the tenuous nature of the blood supply to it. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with a specialist.

In brief: Varies

Some scaphoid fractures and will do well with a thumb spica cast.
If the fracture is displaced, surgery is often required due to the tenuous nature of the blood supply to it. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with a specialist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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