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1- Department of Orthopdy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Tehran and Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objec:tive: Suspected Scaphoid fractures are common problems in medical practice, which account for countless work-hours losses each year. This was a prospective study that was performed on 51 patients with suspected Scaphoid fracture in Doctor Shariati and Shahid Moaieri hospitals within eight months.

Materials & Methods: The patients were treated with removable thumb splint and weekly physical examination.

Results: We found that 90% of immobilizations were unnecessary and removable brace and weekly examination. 

Conclusion: Early rehabilitation can reduce the immobilization time in more than half of our patients.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 11/08/2010 | Accepted: 17/10/2015 | Published: 17/10/2015