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how do you know if you have fractured your wrist

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depends on what is broken, how it is treated and what you do.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling : And restriction of the movement and some deformity.
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wrist fracture: Pain, swelling, deformity, ecchymosis, limited range of motion.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See md: If u have fractured your wrist see your pcp for a referral to an orthopedic [email protected] age 45 distal radius fractures that extend into the joint or are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Splint: Cast or surgery ... Or do nothing. (not recommended).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
NO: The type of immobilization depends on the type of wrist fracture. In some cases the elbow does need to be immobilized but a sling is rarely the answe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Get it treated: Treatment could be as simple as casting or requiring surgery depending on how severe the fracture is. See an Orthpadic surgeon.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
variable by injury: The level of immobilization of the wrist, fingers, and thumb would effect you ability to write. However if your fingers and thumb are free than early ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See ORS: If u have fractured your wrist and were seen initially by your pcp or urgent care clinic or er doc get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. @ age 36 s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
6 to16 weeks: Distal radius fractures healed in about 6 weeks. While scaphoid fractures can take up to 16 week with or without surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Wenger
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Mechanism of injury: A fracture at any location, whether the wrist or another body part, can certainly be the result of direct injury such as a direct blow or traumatic fo ... Read More

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