A to Z: Fracture, Scaphoid (Wrist)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA fractured scaphoid is a broken small bone in the wrist.fracture, break, broken, bone, wrist, scaphoid, wrist bone, splint, cast, X-ray, ortho, hands, hand injuries, wrist, wrist injuries11/06/201309/16/201909/16/201925fb3d57-573f-43d6-b16c-b5be5a924420https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-fracture-scaphoid.html/<p>A fractured scaphoid is a break in a&nbsp;small <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">bone</a> in the wrist.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The scaphoid may break when someone holds out a hand to stop a fall. Doctors are very careful with the scaphoid bone because sometimes it has trouble healing.</p> <p>When someone has wrist pain after a fall, doctors use <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-exam-wrist.html/">X-rays</a> to look for a fracture. Sometimes a fracture of the scaphoid is hard to see on regular X-rays because of the bone's shape, and a special test or visit to an orthopedic doctor (bone specialist) is needed.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>A fractured scaphoid usually heals well with a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/casts.html/">splint or cast</a>, which hold&nbsp;the pieces of bone in place. A splint is like a cast and gives support to the hand, but is soft part of the way around to allow room for swelling.</p> <ul> <li>If a splint is used, it will be changed to a full cast after a few days.</li> <li>If a cast was placed, it will be worn for 1&ndash;5 months.</li> </ul> <p>Some fractures that do not heal well on their own may need surgery to bring the broken pieces of bone together, but this is rare.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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