A scaphoid fracture is a fracture to the scaphoid, a small bone in the wrist.
A fracture to the scaphoid is commonly caused by landing on an outstretched hand (the face of the palm) after a fall.
The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture depend on the severity of the injury. These include:
Your doctor will ask several questions about the symptoms (cause, location, intensity, aggravators/relievers).
A few simple tests can be done to see the movement of the wrist and location of pain.
While the above steps can quickly diagnose a scaphoid fracture, an x-ray, CT or MRI scan may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.
Wrist treatment depends on the severity and type of the fracture. These can include:
Immobilising the wrist with a brace, splint or cast
Taking anti-inflammatory medication
Resting the injured wrist as much as possible
Applying ice immediately after the injury to reduce inflammation
Physiotherapy treatment to relieve symptoms, increase strength and avoid stiffness.
Surgery (in severe cases)
Fractures are conditions that require immediate treatment to prevent further damage to the surrounding tissues and potential complications. The recovery period for a scaphoid fracture can be up to six months.
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