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hairline fracture on radius head

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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6 weeks: if your bones heal normally.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Usually 6-8 weeks, but typically we start motion at 3-4 weeks to prevent subsequent stiffness.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Should be: healed. I am not sure how long the cast was on but as long as his bones are normal these types of fractures heal within 12-16 weeks. If you concerned ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Fracture: A hairline fracture is a descriptive for a very faint line seen on x-ray associated with a fracture. So if pain and swelling is persistent after tra ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
Muscle adjustment: Having a cast on an extremity for a length of time causes the loss of muscle tone and size which take a good while to return to normal as each muscle ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely: Sounds like an unrelated problem.
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Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: You need to speak to your doctor and see what his plan is. How does the arm feel? Go right back to this doctor
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 weeks: It varies somewhat, but usually about 8 weeks. You would certainly need to get it moving before that however, to avoid a frozen shoulder. We would u ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Fractures: in an otherwise healthy bones occur only with high impact.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Clinical examination would include assessment of the occlusion (bite), tenderness to palpation of the muscles and jaw , resistance movements (both ope ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure: but then, if there is a fracture that is likely to heal and not need further interventions, what would it matter?
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Please see an oral surgeon or an ENT for a consultation. Bring copies of your radiographic images to avoid having to take them again.
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