- Avoid heavy lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or throwing with the injured arm
- Do not participate in contact sports
- Do not climb ladders or trees
- Avoid activities with a risk of falling onto hand (for example, inline skating, jumping on a trampoline)
Some people have wrist stiffness after scaphoid fractures. This is more common when a cast was needed for a long time or when the fracture required more extensive surgery.
It is very important to maintain full finger motion throughout the recovery period. Your doctor will provide an exercise program, and may recommend hand therapy to help you regain motion and strength in your wrist.
Even with therapy, some people do not recover the same motion and strength in their wrists that they had before their injuries.http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00012