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How long do you need a cast for scaphoid fracture?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Until healed

This bone is very finicky.
Everbody is differrent and should be monitored for healing. Younger patients heal faster. Proximal scaphoid fracture heal slowly and may need surgery. See your doc if you have persistent wrist pain after an injury.

In brief: Until healed

This bone is very finicky.
Everbody is differrent and should be monitored for healing. Younger patients heal faster. Proximal scaphoid fracture heal slowly and may need surgery. See your doc if you have persistent wrist pain after an injury.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 8-10 weeks

It depends on the type of scaphoid fracture.
The most common type, a waist fracture, generally heals in 8-10 weeks, but it can be longer in smokers and diabetics. If the fracture is not well-aligned, though, you may require surgery to get the fracture to heal. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon about this injury.

In brief: 8-10 weeks

It depends on the type of scaphoid fracture.
The most common type, a waist fracture, generally heals in 8-10 weeks, but it can be longer in smokers and diabetics. If the fracture is not well-aligned, though, you may require surgery to get the fracture to heal. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon about this injury.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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