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Scaphoid fracture

Scaphoid fracture

A fracture of this carpal bone is most common in adolescents and young adults. The scaphoid bone is located on the radial side (thumb) of the wrist in an area. 

Scaphoid fracture surgery: aftercare

You may need hand therapy or occupational therapy sessions for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. The first few treatments will focus on controlling the pain and swelling i.e. exercises to help strengthen and stabilise the muscles around the wrist joint. Other exercises are used to improve fine motor control and dexterity of your hand. You will be given tips on ways to do your activities while avoiding extra strain on the wrist joint.