Scaphoid Fracture Treatment:
Scaphoid fractures predominantly occur in young, active individuals, most commonly resulting from a fall on the outstretched hand. The scaphoid bone is the most important carpal bone in your wrist. Scaphoid fractures account for 79% of carpal fractures making it the most commonly injured bone in young adults.
Early diagnosis of scaphoid fractures is crucial
The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment of scaphoid fracture injuries. To establish appropriate treatment and minimise complications it is important to see a hand therapist as soon as possible. Plain X-rays are considered to be the most effective form of initial investigation and we can refer you for these if you have not had them done already. Where a scaphoid fracture is not seen on x-ray it could be a radius fracture, other carpal fractures or soft tissue injury such as scapho-lunate ligament.