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Should I get the screw out of my scaphoid bone in my hand?

Depends. Generally, the screws or pins or plates are meant to be left in. No reason to remove unless causing problems. They can break, move, elicit an unexpected reaction from the body [they are a foreign object and the body may recognize them as such. If no problems, they are best left in. Read more...

I broke my scaphoid bone in my right hand. I have a consult with an orthopedic surgeon tmr. Generally how long is the recovery time for surgery.?

Depends. . Scaphoid fractures come in many varieties. If you are young and active, your ortho doc may suggest getting back to activities sooner with surgery. If you don't need surgery then you can be in a cast for 6-8 weeks sometimes longer if the fracture is slow to heal. Read more...
Scaphoid fracture . Depending on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fragments you may not require surgery. Sometimes these fractures can heal in a cast. If you do require surgery it can take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal. Read more...
2-3 months. I generally keep the scaphoid protected for 2 months after a surgery. I then check cat scan in addition to x-rays to be sure that it is healed before letting patients do anything heavy or athletic. Read more...