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How to know if a person has broken their wrist

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wrist fracture: It depends on the type of the wrist fracture. In most uncomplicated wrist fractures, no consequences are seen. Some smaller bones of the wrist (carpal... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Arthritis stiffness: More complex fractures carry the risk of stiffness, arthritis, loss of function and pain. It really depends upon type of fracture and how it healed.

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A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not really: When you fracture the patient will bleed form the broken bone but should not be enough to cause low rbc and hct but could cause the WBC to be elevated... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: An x-ray will allow your physician to determine whether your fracture can heal appropriately in a cast or if surgical intervention is needed. If you r... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disabili... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
X-ray and Cat Scan: The first we use x-ray and may we need cat scan to better define the fragments.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Cast/splint: Most broken wrists will need immobolization with either a cast or velcro splint. It depends on which bones are involved.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Cast or surgery: It depends on the fracture and your age. If under 70 and you have a distal radius fracture it needs to be reduced, but if the reduction slips you nee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Purita
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Swelling, pain: Swelling, tenderness and deformity.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends...: Depends on the details i.E is it a "clean" break, into the joint or not, are the fragments in or out of place, are there associated injuries, can it b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cast vs. surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be... Read More

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