The scaphoid is one of the small bones in your wrist. It is the one most likely to break.
Treatment of scaphoid fractures depends on the location of the break in the bone.
Most scaphoid fractures heal well when they are placed in a cast. Depending on where the bone is broken, you will probably wear the cast below or above the elbow.
When the scaphoid is broken in the middle or close to your forearm, your doctor might recommend surgery. A screw or wire might be used to stabilize the scaphoid while it heals.