Scaphoid Fracture

Scaphoid FractureThe scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured bone of the wrist (70% – 90% of all wrist fractures). It is a small-sized bone on the thumb side of the wrist.

It is common in contact sports, gymnastics, and sometimes caused by falling on an outstretched hand. Symptoms include a history of wrist pain, pain upon flexing the wrist, and/or weakness while gripping. There is rarely swelling or bruising present

A fracture in your scaphoid bone may not be obvious to you, as in some cases, there is minimal pain, causing it to be mistaken for a wrist sprain instead.