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How long can I wait to go to the hospital for a scaphoid fracture?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yesterday

Do not wait. The sooner your see a hand specialist the better chance you have of healing of the bone.
Wait and you run the risk of a non-union and more difficult surgery. Please go see your doctor! soon..............Yesterday, or at least when his office opens, preferably.

In brief: Yesterday

Do not wait. The sooner your see a hand specialist the better chance you have of healing of the bone.
Wait and you run the risk of a non-union and more difficult surgery. Please go see your doctor! soon..............Yesterday, or at least when his office opens, preferably.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Days, not weeks

If you know you have a scaphoid fracture, you should see an orthopaedic surgeon asap as it may require surgery.
Scaphoid fractures are notoriously slow to heal, and if the fracture is not addressed appropriately, it can lead to chronic wrist pain and arthritis. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon asap!

In brief: Days, not weeks

If you know you have a scaphoid fracture, you should see an orthopaedic surgeon asap as it may require surgery.
Scaphoid fractures are notoriously slow to heal, and if the fracture is not addressed appropriately, it can lead to chronic wrist pain and arthritis. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon asap!
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: FU as soon as possib

If you truly have a scaphoid fracture, the earlier treatment is started the quicker they heal -.

In brief: FU as soon as possib

If you truly have a scaphoid fracture, the earlier treatment is started the quicker they heal -.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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