Scaphoid Fracture

Categories: Hand Conditions

The scaphoid is one of the small bones in the wrist (carpal bones), and the one that is most likely to break. The scaphoid is located on the thumb side of the wrist, in the area where the wrist bends (see Figure 1).When you hold your thumb in a “hitch hiking” position, the scaphoid is at the base of the depression made by your thumb tendons. Pain or tenderness in this area can be a sign that the scaphoid is injured.

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