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In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

If a scaphoid fracture is suspected, then there is an injury (whether bone or ligamentous) in the region of the scaphoid and pain is the most common presenting sign.
The splint should help immobilize the joint but the injury is still there and can be painful.

In brief: Yes

If a scaphoid fracture is suspected, then there is an injury (whether bone or ligamentous) in the region of the scaphoid and pain is the most common presenting sign.
The splint should help immobilize the joint but the injury is still there and can be painful.
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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes and no

If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone.
In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr.

In brief: Yes and no

If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone.
In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr.
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