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Hello everyone, thanks for letting me join this forum. I was in an accident where I was driving an off road buggy which rolled over. As it rolled, my left wrist was squished between the floor and roll cage. This picture was taken about 10 minutes after it happened:
I have never felt pain like it, I was close to fainting and the pain was immense. This happened while I was abroad so I was taken to hosptial where they x rayed my wrist and everything came back clear so it was bandaged up. After 3 days I came home and went to hospital here, in the UK, where they x-rayed again and it was clear. They put a cast on and I was at the fracture clinic the next day where they x-rayed again and said it is a bad sprain. This is what it looked like when the cast was taken off:
Sorry for the crap photo. The medical person I seen gave me a splint to use. In the meantime the pain was still bad and I went back a few days later (a week in total) where another x ray was taken which was clear.
Cutting a long story short.. my arm is currently in a cast (I have an appointment on Tuesday). My arm has been in and out of casts but I am concerned the scaphoid is broken and it hasn't been picked up. At the moment I am in pain, it is like a dull ache and it also feels as if someone is constantly poking me with a blunt object in the snuff box area. My range of movement (this is from 10 days ago, before another cast was put on after about a week of using a splint) is not good. I can barely move my wrist back and when i let it "flop" it more or less stays in a straight line.
My gripping is ok. and had improved a lot since the accident but It concerns me that I am still in a lot of pain and my ROM will nothave improved.
Can anyone give me advice please? is this a scaphoid break or is the doctor right, with the diagnosis of a sprain?
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