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Scaphoid Injuries of the Wrist

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Doctors commonly diagnose a sprained wrist after a patient falls on an outstretched hand. However, if pain and swelling don’t go away, doctors become suspicious that the injury is actually more serious. A fall on an outstretched hand commonly breaks the scaphoid bone of the wrist. X-rays taken at the time of the injury may not clearly show the fracture. If the fracture is not recognized early, it may not heal properly. This can lead to problems later.

This guide will help you understand

  • what causes fractures of the scaphoid bone
  • what nonunion of the scaphoid bone is
  • what you can do to treat each condition

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