Scaphoid fracture

A common wrist fracture.

A common wrist fracture.


Scaphoid fracture is a common wrist fracture of the bone, called a scaphoid, that's below the thumb. It can break when someone uses an open palm to stop a fall. It's more common in people who play sports.


Symptoms include pain and swelling that last more than a day.


It's usually treated with a cast. Sometimes, surgery is needed.

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