The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture

A scaphoid fracture most commonly occurs in the wrist. The position of the scaphoid bone, connecting two rows of carpal bones in the wrist at the base of the thumb, makes it susceptible to injury in a fall.
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The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture

A scaphoid fracture most commonly occurs in the wrist. The position of the scaphoid bone, connecting two rows of carpal bones in the wrist at the base of the thumb, makes it susceptible to injury in a fall.
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The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture

A scaphoid fracture most commonly occurs in the wrist. The position of the scaphoid bone, connecting two rows of carpal bones in the wrist at the base of the thumb, makes it susceptible to injury in a fall.

What are the most common causes?

People commonly hold out a hand to break or cushion a fall, often resulting in a scaphoid fracture.

What are the symptoms?

This type of fracture is often difficult to detect because symptoms are minimal, usually only slight swelling and moderate pain. A classic symptom is tenderness to the touch in the hollow at the thumb side of the wrist.

How it is diagnosed?

X-rays are required and a scan can be useful to confirm and diagnose the type of fracture.

X-ray

MRI

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