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I've had a surgery on my left scaphoid twice a couple of years back. Now I have pain under my thumb and in my palm and the same pain in the other hand also. What should I do?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Scaphoid

Extremely rare to have scaphoid bone pain on both side at the same time.
If the surgical site is bothering or increase pain with decrease function then should see surgeon or get x-rays.

In brief: Scaphoid

Extremely rare to have scaphoid bone pain on both side at the same time.
If the surgical site is bothering or increase pain with decrease function then should see surgeon or get x-rays.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Need xrays

You need xrays to confirm that the scaphoid has truly healed or whether you are developing arthritis due to the difficulty in getting the scaphoid to heal -.

In brief: Need xrays

You need xrays to confirm that the scaphoid has truly healed or whether you are developing arthritis due to the difficulty in getting the scaphoid to heal -.
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Get it checked

This could be a problem with your scaphoid.
If your scaphoid is ok, then it may simply be common arthritis near the base of your thumb.

In brief: Get it checked

This could be a problem with your scaphoid.
If your scaphoid is ok, then it may simply be common arthritis near the base of your thumb.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Did it heal

The scaphoid heals slowly and is prone to not healing.
After your second surgery was healing confirmed with a ct scan? If not, the bone may still be un-healed. Also, pain at the base of the thumb is relatively common secondary to arthritis. You should see your hand surgeon for a follow-up.

In brief: Did it heal

The scaphoid heals slowly and is prone to not healing.
After your second surgery was healing confirmed with a ct scan? If not, the bone may still be un-healed. Also, pain at the base of the thumb is relatively common secondary to arthritis. You should see your hand surgeon for a follow-up.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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