Scaphoid Fracture

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Scaphoid Fracture

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What is Scaphoid Fracture?

A scaphoid fracture is a break in the scaphoid bone, which is a small bone in your wrist. The scaphoid is located on the thumb side of your wrist and can be felt just under the skin and next to the tendons that move your thumb.

Scaphoid fractures are common injuries that occur when you fall on an outstretched hand or onto an outstretched hand after falling onto your side. They can also happen when you fall on an object with your hand outstretched.

The most common way for a scaphoid fracture to occur is by falling on an outstretched hand. A person who falls on an outstretched hand may hear or feel a loud popping sound in their wrist, which indicates that something has broken, such as a bone or tendon.

Scaphoid fractures are most common among people between ages 20 and 50, who are active individuals who participate in sports such as skiing, snowboarding or gymnastics.

What are the types of Scaphoid Fracture?

There are two types of scaphoid fractures: displaced and non-displaced.

A displaced scaphoid fracture is one in which the bone has shifted from its normal position. This will make it very difficult for the doctor to reset the bone, so they may need to do surgery to put it back into place.

A non-displaced scaphoid fracture occurs when there is no shifting of the bone, but it still gets broken. The doctor will be able to reset this type of fracture without surgery.

What are the causes of Scaphoid Fracture?

A scaphoid fracture usually occurs when there is a sudden impact to the wrist that causes it to bend backward, which can result in the bone breaking. The most common causes of scaphoid fractures are:

  • Falling onto an outstretched hand
  • A direct blow to the wrist
  • A fall onto an object (such as a hammer or wrench) held in the hand
  • A force that pushes the wrist backward

What are the symptoms of Scaphoid Fracture?

A scaphoid fracture is a break in this bone, which can be caused by a fall or direct impact to the wrist. The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture include:

  • pain and tenderness at the base of your thumb
  • swelling at the base of your thumb
  • tenderness when you move your thumb or rotate it back and forth
  • numbness or weakness in your hand and fingers

What are the risk factors for Scaphoid Fracture?

Several risk factors may contribute to the development of Scaphoid Fracture, including:

  • Work or sports activity that involves repeated overhead motions, such as rowing or baseball pitching.
  • Excessive lifting.
  • Injury from a fall.
  • Frequent use of vibrating tools (such as jackhammers) and power tools.
  • Sleeping on your stomach with your hands above your head.
  • Repetitively striking an object with your hand (such as playing video games);
  • Using over-the-counter products that contain aspirin or ibuprofen

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What are the exercises for Scaphoid Fracture?

Scaphoid Fracture exercises are designed to strengthen the wrist and help you regain mobility.

The most common exercises for scaphoid fractures include:

1.) Finger strengthening exercises

These exercises will help strengthen your fingers so that they do not feel weak or sore after performing them regularly over time.

2.) Wrist extension exercises

This exercise will help increase mobility in your wrist, so you don’t have trouble lifting things up or moving them around while cooking dinner or doing other tasks around the house.”

What are the treatments for Scaphoid Fracture?

There are a few different treatments for Scaphoid Fracture.

-If you’re not in pain, you might be able to wait it out. The doctor may also suggest that you wear a soft splint or cast to help support your wrist.

-If you have pain in your wrist, the doctor might prescribe some over-the-counter pain medicine and recommend that you take it easy for a few days.

-If your wrist doesn’t get better after two weeks, your doctor will probably recommend an MRI scan so they can see exactly how much damage has been done to your scaphoid bone. If the fracture is still healing on its own (nonunion), they may want to try another treatment option—such as surgery—to help speed up the healing process.

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What brace is used for Scaphoid Fracture?

The Scaphoid Fracture is a common wrist injury, which can cause pain and swelling in the wrist.

The most common treatment for this type of fracture is the use of a Wrist Splint. A Wrist Splint is a device that holds the wrist in place to prevent motion and reduce pain. It does this by immobilizing the joint, preventing it from moving.

The thumb can also be injured in a Scaphoid Fracture, as well as other injuries such as ligament sprains or dislocations. In these cases, a Thumb Spica Splint may be used to stabilize the thumb while it heals.

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