Scaphoid Fracture Causes and Solutions
What is a scaphoid bone?
There are 8 small, carpal bones that meet the radius and fibula to make up the wrist. The scaphoid is one of these carpal bones and is located at the base of the thumb.
What causes a scaphoid fracture?
After a fall with an outstretched hand, this bone can become fractured, causing pain at the thumb, especially while pinching or grasping.
Will a wrist brace treat a scaphoid fracture?
Depending on the severity of the break, casting or surgery may be required for a full recovery. While recovering from surgery or after the cast is removed, a wrist brace can provide stabilization to the joint and alleviate pain using compression and supportive stays and straps.