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Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: It depends

Scaphoid fractures are not all alike.
...Some scaphoid fracture patterns are more unstable than others and require more rigid immobilization that a splint can provide.

In brief: It depends

Scaphoid fractures are not all alike.
...Some scaphoid fracture patterns are more unstable than others and require more rigid immobilization that a splint can provide.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist.
Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients.

In brief: Yes

The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist.
Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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