Scaphoid Fractures

Wrist and Forearm


Most people experience pain or swelling around the base of the thumb and into the wrist.

In many cases, there are no visible deformities. People often dismiss the problem as a sprain and don’t seek proper medical attention and advice until the discomfort gets too much.

How it occurs

The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone The majority of Scaphoid Fractures we look after have occurred after the patient has fallen on an outstretched hand.


Action Rehab can assess, advise, and treat fractured Scaphoids and seek an educated opinion when required. Our hand therapists can read X-rays and CT scans and evaluate medical imagery.

Due to its location, blood supply, and possible damage to blood vessels, the healing process can be slow, sometimes taking months.

Meet Will

Clinic Manager

Will graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ) having completed a Physiotherapy degree. Will enjoys most sports including football, golf, cricket and running. After completing his undergraduate degree, he decided to work full time in retail to save money to travel. In 2014 he embarked on a 2-year journey through South America, Europe and eventually moved to New York. Upon moving back to Melbourne, he commenced a job with Action Rehab specialising in the upper limb. He is most passionate about wrist injuries including the anatomy and biomechanics.

Book a senior therapist consultation

Ben, our senior therapist, will offer advice on any management strategies you may need. Please note, if you request ongoing care, you will only have to pay our current rates. We do not charge Worksafe and TAC clients for any consultations.

Call 1300 76227to book an appointment or Click Here to book.

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