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Diagnosis and Treatment of a Scaphoid Fracture

If you think you have a fracture of the scaphoid bone, a doctor will usually be able to tell upon examination if the bone has been broken. He may order an X-ray to confirm. If the fracture is caught early, you may only need a cast to heal. Unfortunately the scaphoid bone is very delicate and requires complete stability for proper healing to occur; if the bone is moved out of alignment even in the slightest, healing will be prolonged.