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Is it important to get a cast for a suspected scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Untreated immobilized scaphoid fractures have a significantly greater risk of not healing and therefore requiring surgery.

In brief: Yes

Untreated immobilized scaphoid fractures have a significantly greater risk of not healing and therefore requiring surgery.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Delay in treatment (ie.
, not casting or immobilizing) is known to have a deleterious outcome for those that have scaphoid fractures. Better to error on the side of immobilization until a fracture can be definitively diagnosed.

In brief: Yes

Delay in treatment (ie.
, not casting or immobilizing) is known to have a deleterious outcome for those that have scaphoid fractures. Better to error on the side of immobilization until a fracture can be definitively diagnosed.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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