Anyone ever deal with a fractured scaphoid?

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  1. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    Had a bad mountain bike wreck and ended with a broken scaphoid bone in my left hand. I’m a righty so this is my fretting hand and just wondering if anyone has gone through that and what the outcome on the other side was. Was there a loss of range of motion or was it 100% like it never happened? Thanx
     
  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Medial or distal break? I was told a medial fracture required surgery, a distal did not. Broke my left distal in dental school(I'm a righty) ... no problems with healing. Seeing patients with a cast on my arm? That was a different story...
     
  3. El Fenix

    El Fenix New Member

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    Moto rider here. I know they make good gloves with protection in that area. Won't help this time but look into something like Knox Orsa gloves.
     
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    I had a distal fracture on my left (fretting) hand/thumb back in February as the result of a head on collision with another vehicle. I was playing bass within 2 weeks with minimal pain. But I don't use my thumb much for anything but neck support. I could play basic chords again on the guitar once the cast came off 4 weeks later. Unfortunately for me, I developed a very rare complication that i will have pain in my wrist and hand permanently. Playing doesnt cause the pain, but my hand tires faster than before, and I have lost some manual dexterity. I am not a great player anyway, so the world won't suffer on my account.
     
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  5. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    OBTW, do whatever PT tells you to do. It helped me so much. A little discomfort 30 minutes a day (3 days at home, 2 days in office) was worth it.
     
  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    If you’re in the DMV, go to the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. People actually come from other countries to go there. They’ve operated on me 4 times. I can still play, just not with blazing speed.
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Non displaced fracture, for this guy. Half cast for 6 weeks (?), iirc. Then a soft cast, and then PT. Good as new.
     
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  8. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    got screwed back together this morning. Was in the middle of the bone. Will look into those riding gloves. :cool:
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ugh....that sucks
     
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  10. Wakester

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    Looks like a fin day for you. (Not). Hang in there. Focus on healing.:)



    When can we start the screw puns? I have a bunch already to go.:rolleyes::D
     
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  11. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Never too early. In the 7th grade art class I was setting at the teachers desk with some other guys, and a really cute girl was working on her clay pot on a desk right next to me. She asked for a nail to mark into her clay. I opened the teacher's drawer and looked around. Then I innocently said, "can't find a nail, wanna screw?" She did not take it well. I even showed her the screw but it was too late...
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Literal laugh out loud
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ouch! Hope you heal quickly and well.


    I can see where you’re headed!
     
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  14. FlyinBrian

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    OBTW, do whatever PT tells you to do. It helped me so much. A little discomfort 30 minutes a day (3 days at home, 2 days in office) was worth it.


    YES THIS! I stopped going to PT after probably three weeks, I felt it wasnt giving me anything. Now 7 years later after my surgery, I finally have full range of motion. But to OP, it hardly affected my playing. Just make sure you go to PT and do the exercises.
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Thirded. Between the three of us, we've been to therapy so many times that they actually called my wife to check up on her. I think we've maxed out their post-therapy gifts several times over.

    He should have worn protection. Or a USC jersey - Trojans can prevent accidents.
     
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  16. Wakester

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    I can poke holes in that.:rolleyes:
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nothing like a good ribbing!
     
  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    As long as you're well lubricated.
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    With a “one size fits all” comment!
     
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  20. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Sounds like someone who's never seen the serial number.
     
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