Why Do Scaphoid Injuries Take so Long to Heal?

Dr. Donald Lewis talks about the healing process for scaphoid injuries in the wrist.

The scaphoid is one of eight bones that make up the carpal bones of the wrist. Injuries to this structure are usually caused by a fall or direct blow.

A scaphoid fracture can be slow healing due to poor blood supply. Sometimes the healing is delayed and the pieces don’t grow back together; these situations may require surgery to repair. Like any injury, the goal is to return to your sport, but we have to make sure that it is done safely.

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