The scaphoid bone is a small, boat-shaped bone in the wrist that forms the wrist joint with 7 other bones. It is present on the thumb side of the wrist which makes it a high risk for fractures. A scaphoid fracture is usually seen in young men aged 20 to 30 years. They can occur at two places: near the thumb (distal pole) or near the forearm (proximal pole). Scaphoid fractures usually occur from a fall on an outstretched hand with your complete weight falling onto the palm of the hand. This fracture usually occurs during motor accidents or sports activities.