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Scaphoid fracturesThe scaphoid is a small bone in the wrist but due its poor blood supply, it is notorious for poor healing which leads to chronic pain after fracture. Most scaphoid fractures will be immobilised for a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure bony union.
If a scaphoid fracture does not heal properly there is a risk of developing avascular necrosis. If this occurs then an open reduction and internal fixation surgery with bone grafting may be required.