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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore arm s/p surgery: Is it 2 days or 10 days since the surgery? Would call the orthopedist or go to urgent care /ER for evaluation. Usually after casted the pain dissipa ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consult with : A hand specialty surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Purita
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling, pain: Swelling, tenderness and deformity.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Swelling : Pain deformity loss of motion discoloration are all signs in the wrist of a broken bone one should also make sure that swelling is controlled as it ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain, particularly with motion; usually some degree of swelling; and potentially some degree of deformity. Don't hesitate to be seen if you think you ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
???????????????: Often pin (metal wires) are placed across a fracture. This is usually done under some type of anesthetic. Once placed, they usually don't cause much ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wrist fracture: It constitutes a whole continuum from bone bruise, growth plate injury, greenstick fracture, nondisplaced/displaced/cominuted/intraarticular/closed, a ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Elevated on pillows: Its always best to try to keep the limb elevated after a fracture to decrease swelling. Placing the arm on pillows to the side as one sleeps is one wa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Henley
19 years experience Hand Surgery
No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing fr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Malunion: If the fracture did not heal correctly or a malunion, over 10-12 years the wrist bones will shift out of position and lead to arthritis causing the wr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Several: Wrist fractures show swelling, sometimes evident deformity, resting pain, and pain with motion. The diagnosis is made with a combination of history t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
A routine fractured: Wrist can stay "swollen" for a year or two. If you really look critically at hte skin of the hand and the blood vessles on the back of the hand ( esp ... Read More
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