Scaphoid Non Union Surgery Perth
Scaphoid non-union is a regular complication of scaphoid healing, affecting about 5% of scaphoid fractures. The closer to the wrist the fracture, the higher the chance of it not healing.
Having expert treatment of your scaphoid non-union is critical. Dr Stewart specializes in the management of complex scaphoid pathology and can offer arthroscopic bone grafting, free medial femoral condyle bone grafting and costochondral rib grafting depending on your situation, to get you the best result.
Why people choose to have scaphoid non-union surgery?
- Achieve union of the scaphoid
- Decrease pain
- Prevent collapse of the wrist bones and subsequent arthritis
If you’ve sustained a scaphoid fracture, have a non-union and wish to discuss your treatment options, please make an appointment to see Dr Stewart and his team today.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
As each injury is unique, Dr Stewart will create a personalised post-operative care plan for you to ensure you get the best result from your surgery. Please note that hand therapy is an integral part of the recovery process, so please follow your set guidelines carefully. Scar tissue within the hand will cause problems with stiffness and reduced mobility, which will take 6 months to resolve with ongoing therapy.
Please remember to be patient and follow your care instructions closely to ensure a successful recovery.