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    wrist fracture

    After almost making it through the Northeastern winter that was 2014, I slipped on "black ice" in our train station platform and broke my wrist.

    The fracture didn't require surgery, only a cast. I've not really experienced any hand stiffness so far and I've hopefully only got about 2 weeks left. I was wondering how quickly any of you who've had a scaphoid fracture were able to return to cycling following the cast's removal? I'm not due to see my orthopedist again until it potentially can come off. Obviously, I'll ask him, but with April approaching, I'm itching to get back out there.

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    I broke both. That's right... both. Scaphoid, split in half. Both of them.

    Casts past elbows. After a long while they got replaced to allow me to bend my arms.

    Broke Labor Day. Casts off Thanksgiving week. Back to any regular activity within a week.

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    Fractured my left wrist in December just gone. Hit by car...Trying to sort compensation out now lol. Wrist was fairly stiff after cast came off but i was riding straight away. I was riding one handed while still in the cast though tbh. Its fairly painful doing press ups or lifting medium to heavy weights. Great excuse to do less weights and more cycling. A knitting needle is good for scratching under your cast. Itching to ride and just plain itching under the cast is frustrating. :-) Wish you a speedy recovery m8.

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    Wrist will be very stiff but you can likely start riding within a few days of cast removal.
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    My husband fractured his scaphoid a few years back, and I think he was back to riding pretty quickly after the cast came off. He was just commuting a few miles at the time, and didn't get into serious stuff until a few months later though (he's a randonneur now, and is just getting warmed up by the time he hits 100 miles...) As I recall, biking was fine, as that doesn't really require a lot of range of motion in the wrist--he was more bothered by it when playing his cello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenashg View Post
    My husband fractured his scaphoid a few years back, and I think he was back to riding pretty quickly after the cast came off. He was just commuting a few miles at the time, and didn't get into serious stuff until a few months later though (he's a randonneur now, and is just getting warmed up by the time he hits 100 miles...) As I recall, biking was fine, as that doesn't really require a lot of range of motion in the wrist--he was more bothered by it when playing his cello.
    +1.
    I had some reconstruction done on my right forearm and wrist on November 20th. I still can't write, support weight while hanging, can't change gears in a car, and can't articulate my hand enough to wipe, lol. However, I can pedal 300 miles per week with no arm pain.

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