Scaphoid Fracture Management

The scaphoid is one of the small bones in the wrist. It is positioned on the thumb side of the wrist.

A scaphoid fracture is usually caused by falling on an outstretched hand, with the weight going through the palm.

This is a common sporting injury. Sometimes scaphoid fractures don’t show up on plain x-rays and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is required.

Conservative management may include:

  • Below elbow fibreglass cast
  • Custom moulded plastic wrist hand orthosis

To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.