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Have fractured scaphoid. Been in plaster, painful and burns. Serious?

Hi. I have a fractured scaphoid. I have been in plaster for 9 weeks now. Yesterday I had my cast removed and was x rayed, I am now back in plaster for another 3 weeks but have pains that I ve never had before with it. My wrist has a sharp burning pain and I have pain in my shoulder . Do I need to go back to see my dr or shall I leave it
Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.

Due to prolong immobilisation ,some stiffness occurs and that might be the cause of pain.If this pain is associated with distal swelling and decreased movement of fingers , then you need to go bach to see your doctor.

You have to do physiotherapy of shoulder and active finger movements to reduce any stiffness.You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
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Have fractured scaphoid. Been in plaster, painful and burns. Serious?

Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Due to prolong immobilisation ,some stiffness occurs and that might be the cause of pain.If this pain is associated with distal swelling and decreased movement of fingers , then you need to go bach to see your doctor. You have to do physiotherapy of shoulder and active finger movements to reduce any stiffness.You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily). Wishing you good health... Regards. Dr Saurabh Gupta.