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How can somebody fracture my scaphoid?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Many ways

There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.

In brief: Many ways

There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Trauma

Scaphoid fractures take a significant trauma to develop - a hard fall, motor vehicle accident, skiing injury.

In brief: Trauma

Scaphoid fractures take a significant trauma to develop - a hard fall, motor vehicle accident, skiing injury.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It's Difficult

You can fracture your scaphoid by falling on an outstretched hand.
Somebody can fracture your scaphoid by causing very forceful dorsiflexion of your wrist. Dorsiflexion is bending your wrist so the the top of your hand move towards your elbow. Possibly protecting yourself from a blow could cause this. I don't believe somebody could do it to you by twisting your wrist.

In brief: It's Difficult

You can fracture your scaphoid by falling on an outstretched hand.
Somebody can fracture your scaphoid by causing very forceful dorsiflexion of your wrist. Dorsiflexion is bending your wrist so the the top of your hand move towards your elbow. Possibly protecting yourself from a blow could cause this. I don't believe somebody could do it to you by twisting your wrist.
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Wrist fracture.

Wrist fractures are most commonly sustained when falling onto an outstretched hand to break the fall.

In brief: Wrist fracture.

Wrist fractures are most commonly sustained when falling onto an outstretched hand to break the fall.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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