Scaphoid Fracture: Information update for Raleigh Hand patients

 

The scaphoid, one of eight small bones in the wrist, is most commonly injured due to a fall on one’s outstretched wrist.  It occurs most frequently in young men in their teens to 30’s.  A patient with a scaphoid fracture (i.e., broken scaphoid bone) will have pain on the radial (thumb) side of their wrist.  They will often have pain with wrist range of motion and may also have decreased movement of the wrist. 

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