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Fell and fractured navicular, swelling after cast. Screw, recast or re splint?

I broke my navicular in my hand 10 years ago. Super Bowl Sunday morning, I fell stepping down into 3 seasons room and broke my navicular again. I have been casted since. The doc rex-rayed Friday and the fracture was more evident. They want to rexray on April 5 and decide whether to put a screw, recast or resplint. When the cast was taken off, around my thumb was still very swollen. Should I just ask to have the screw put in or be patient?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,

I strongly suggest you need to be patient. the swelling might take a couple of days to reduce, and its a normal inflammatory reaction to have some degree of swelling after such an incident.

The Next X ray shall be actually determinant on the management procedure to be obtained for your follow up. You might just have to be patient. Thanks and kind regards,

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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