According to a research article published in Bone and Joint, post-traumatic radial-sided wrist pain is common and can represent a fracture, wrist sprain, ligament disruption or a combination of injuries. Among the most common fracture among patients with post-traumatic radial-sided wrist pain, scaphoid fractures are often difficult to diagnose as well as achieve union. The research indicates that the serious consequences of non-union, such as progressive degenerative changes and carpal collapse, also known as SNAC (scaphoid non-union advanced collapse), have for typically young, active patients, resulted in a restrictive treatment regime with immobilization from eight to 12 weeks. However, in the case of the non-displaced scaphoid waist fracture, the most common among scaphoid fractures, it is suggested that union can occur after just four to six weeks of immobilization.
Source: Bone and Joint
Martin Clementson, Anders Björkman, Niels O. B. Thomsen
EFORT Open Reviews Vol. 5, No. 2
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