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What is the average healing time for a scaphoid fracture in the wrist?
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
1/2 of fractures of the proximal pole are healed by 5 mo, middle fractures by 12 weeks and distal (end) by 6 wks.
Failure to heal relates to instability of the fracture and whether or not the blood supply has been cut off. X-rays often do not show well the exact pattern nor stability. Ct scans are helpful in evaluating for plan of treatment.

In brief: Variable
1/2 of fractures of the proximal pole are healed by 5 mo, middle fractures by 12 weeks and distal (end) by 6 wks.
Failure to heal relates to instability of the fracture and whether or not the blood supply has been cut off. X-rays often do not show well the exact pattern nor stability. Ct scans are helpful in evaluating for plan of treatment.
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 6-10 weeks
Scaphoid fractures take a very long time to heal due to its poor blood supply.
Cast or splint immobilization is often needed for a prolonged period if these injuries are treated non-operatively.

In brief: 6-10 weeks
Scaphoid fractures take a very long time to heal due to its poor blood supply.
Cast or splint immobilization is often needed for a prolonged period if these injuries are treated non-operatively.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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