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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps: It is hard to know without examining your wrist and without x-rays. Did you have a specific trauma to your wrist, or is this a chronic problem with no ... Read More
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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Need xray: No way to tell for sure without an xray. See a doctor.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Need an xray: The only sure way to know if you have a fracture is to obtain an xray of your wrist. Other causes can be ligament sprains, ganglion cysts, tendinitis ... Read More

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Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
21 years experience Family Medicine
What?: I can't believe you have to wait a month to see the orthodo doctor when you have a fracture. I hope you have a cast.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Carpal fracture: Emergency dept doc should be able to splint wrist or, if not, call in orthopedic specialist to do it. Fracture of some carpal bones require special at ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
COnsult: I would not be waiting 30 days unless this is an insignificant carpal fracture. If this is a scaphoid / navicular, lunate or capitate fracture, you ne ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam/ X-rays : Best thing to do obviously is to see an ors and get a thorough examination and x-rays .If you had a fracture from a year ago then x-rays will more tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain, swelling: Typically the symptoms will be pain, swelling and limited use due to pain. Usually the injury is secondary to a fall and will require a cast for 4- ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The treatment is different based on how bad the fracture is. It can vary from non-operative to repair to removal of the kneecap. Your orthopedic sur ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Conservative: Most are managed conservatively, although if they are significantly depressed, causing neurological injury or cosmetically deforming, surgical options ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
27 years experience General Practice
Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoi ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A fracture of the knee can mean so many things. What is fractured, is it displaced, is it a weight bearing region, is it comminuted, is it intraarticu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most vertebral fractures can be treated conservatively, using a brace for 6 - 12 weeks to stabilize the spine. Compression type fractures can be trea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization : First make sure it is not displaced. Immobilization is a key to healing and expect 6-8 weeks for it to heal. If displaced surgery may be needed.
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