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Scaphoid Fractures

Scaphoid is one of the most important bones in the wrist. Fractures to this bone commonly occur after a fall on outstretched hands. Recently, I was exercising and sustained a fracture myself. My fracture required surgery but not all scaphoid fractures need surgery. Some may heal well in a cast, but that could take up to 3 months or even longer. Thus, next time you fall and feel a lot of wrist pain which persists beyond a few days, you may want to come by for an x-ray. I'm certainly glad I took caution and had this fracture treated appropriately. Otherwise, I'd be looking at a lifetime of potential wrist pain.

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association