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I got diagnosed with a aseptic necrosis of the scaphoid, what did I do?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly wait
Treatment depends upon the amount of bone involvement.
For whatever reason the blood supply to your scaphoid bone was interrupted. Mild symptoms can be treated with oral and/or injectable steroids and immobilization. More severe symptoms may require surgical intervention. Surgical treatments may be aimed at restoring the blood supply, reducing inflammation or fusing the wrist.

In brief: Mostly wait
Treatment depends upon the amount of bone involvement.
For whatever reason the blood supply to your scaphoid bone was interrupted. Mild symptoms can be treated with oral and/or injectable steroids and immobilization. More severe symptoms may require surgical intervention. Surgical treatments may be aimed at restoring the blood supply, reducing inflammation or fusing the wrist.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Depends...
If only a small portion of the scaphoid involved we will observe.
More significant involvement many times we will try revascularization procedures to bring more blood supply to the bone. This will require a hand surgeon evaluation -.

In brief: Depends...
If only a small portion of the scaphoid involved we will observe.
More significant involvement many times we will try revascularization procedures to bring more blood supply to the bone. This will require a hand surgeon evaluation -.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
In brief: See hand specialist
Aseptic necrosis (avn) of the scaphoid may occur from prior trauma/scaphoid fracture or rarely without a previous fracture as in preiser disease where avn of scaphoid bone occurs possibly due to repetitive microtrauma or side effects of drugs (e.
g., steroids or chemotherapy) ) in conjunction with existing defective vascular supply to the proximal pole of the scaphoid. See a hand orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: See hand specialist
Aseptic necrosis (avn) of the scaphoid may occur from prior trauma/scaphoid fracture or rarely without a previous fracture as in preiser disease where avn of scaphoid bone occurs possibly due to repetitive microtrauma or side effects of drugs (e.
g., steroids or chemotherapy) ) in conjunction with existing defective vascular supply to the proximal pole of the scaphoid. See a hand orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
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