When the scaphoid bone is broken, it may not heal properly because it has a very fragile blood supply. Scaphoid fractures (i.e within 7 to 10 days) that do not heal are referred to as a scaphoid non-union. Ultimately, scaphoid non-unions can lead to loss of wrist motion and eventual wrist arthritis.
Undisplaced and acute waist fractures can be treated conservatively, however displaced fractures have to be fixed. If reduction is achieved then percutaneous technique can be used for fixation