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Old 09-13-17, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclozone View Post
It's true that your scaphoid fracture is unusual in its orientation. However, as the main long term complication of a scaphoid fracture is AVN of the proximal pole, it seems you are at lower risk for that happening as the fracture has not gone across the entire transverse length of the scaphoid.

Your orthopaedic surgeon may fix the fracture to prevent malunion/non-union. In any case, with proper treatment, you probably stand a good chance of not having any significant long-term complications and hopefully you'll be back on your bike soon.
Good to hear! I feel like it's broken right where my hand rest on the handlebars and that's my concern. The pressure of me pushing on the bars after recovery.

Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Ouch! That's got to be an impediment to daily activities, picking up a wallet or sunglasses, whatever. Best wishes!
Huh? I broke my scaphoid, not my hand. I can still pick up light stuff. It's a slight impediment but I've gotten use to it. Luckily I'm right-handed and it's broken in my left hand. Thanks!

Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I fractured mine in a motorcycle wreck about a decade back. Luckily, it was minor enough that I was able to deal with just a splint, not a full cast, and it more or less fully healed on its own. Doesn't really affect my riding, or anything else for that matter.

Get ready for a lifetime of dull aches and pains, though
I had a splint on for a week until I saw the orthopedic surgeon. I've been in a cast for 3 weeks now. I never knew I was claustrophobic until I had a cast on. So much so I had to start taking anxiety medications. The doctor said it's normal.

I'm glad yours healed on its own! I heard there was a possibility of lifetime aches. Doctor suggested I carry a Acetaminophen with me.

Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
This has been going on for awhile. Two questions I would ask if it were me: (1) How long would it take to recover from the (presumably minor, compared to what you have already been through) surgery to implant a pin to hold it together?, and (2) What is the risk of arthritis in the future if you don't get it pinned?
Those questions will be answered next Wednesday. I saw 2 different surgeons a few weeks ago. One said I needed surgery and the other said I didn't. They were bickering in the hall about it. The guy I'm seeing next week is a hand specialist and will make the final suggestion on what he thinks is best.

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