How long does a scaphoid fracture typically take to heal?

Depends. This is a very persnickety bone and depending on where in the bone it was broke will determine the length of time to heal. Simple fractures can take several weeks and others several months.
2-3. Most scaphoid fractures take 2-3 months to heal, though some can take quite a bit longer. If the fracture is non-displaced, cast immobilization is usually sufficient treatment. Many of these fractures will require surgery for appropriate fixation and healing.

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How long does it take for a scaphoid fracture take to heal?

Depends. Depends on where the fracture is on the scaphoid. If it is near the thumb, 6-8 weeks. If it is in the middle 8-10 weeks. If it is near the wrist then 12-16 weeks. Read more...

Competitive swimmer with scaphoid fracture. How long will it take to recover?

Scaphoid fracture. 6-8 weeks minimum and usually this is with surgery. Sometimes longer with cast treatment. Depending on the location of the fracture in the bone and displacement of the fracture fragments, they can take up to 3-4 months to heal. Read more...
It depends. It depends on the fracture location, displacement, and your health. Treatment ranges from immobilization in a cast to surgery with placement of a screw into the scaphoid. Nonoperative scaphoids can take an average of 3 months to heal, surgery will allow earlier mobilization and possibly healing times. Read more...

How long will I be in a cast for a scaphoid fracture?

8 t0 12 weeksA. Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist. Read more...
Depends on fracture. Healing time depends on severity and location--how much cracking or separation of the bone ends there is and where in the scaphoid ( distal, waist or proximal pole). Non displaced fractures with a barely visible crack can heal in 6-8 wks in cast. More displaced ones can take 10-12 wks and some never heal without surgery. Surgery can shorten this: https://www.Jaaos.Org/content/15/8/474.Abstract. Read more...

Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

It depends. Any fracture may be painful so pain relieving options are always reasonable. What you can/should take for pain relief depends on what is OK for your body. You don't provide much medical background, but for example, people with liver issues often can only take minimal amounts of acetaminophen. Talk with your doctor about what options would be best for you. Read more...

How much time does it take for a scaphoid fracture to appear on an X-ray?

It depends. It depends how severe the fracture is and whether it is displaced or not. If the pain persists, especially when you touch the snuff box region( base of the thumb and carpal bones) repeat x ray in 7 to 10 days or MRI is recommended. Ulnar and radial stress AP x rays may also help reveal a nondisplaced scaphoid fracture. Read more...
Scaphoid fracture. Scaphoid fractures are occasionally difficult to see on x-ray. Sometimes you need advanced imaging (CT or MRI) is needed to diagnose occult scaphoid fractures. Read more...

Is there any non-surgical methods to manage a scaphoid fracture that hasn't healed properly - Herbert screw inserted 15years ago but bone didn't heal?

Not uncommon. for non union ( . not healing properly . ) as the broken part of the bone lost the blood supply (was cut off ),see your hand surgeon may need surgical procedure to help you. Read more...