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when a wrist is broken and casted will my son be able to sleep

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Call your doc: It depends on the healing status of your wrist fracture. Call your doctor's answering service. Better to go to er if unavailable for new cast .Fractur ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Best to keep the hand and wrist elevated to reduce swelling. Position while asleep will not effect healing of the fracture as long as you have a well ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Peacefully: Try some melatonin capsules at bedtime, meditate and relax.
A male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Followup: Hard to say, multiple possibilities. A simple followup for a recheck would likely be the best route. Sometimes when you take a cast off the area of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: Back pain with sciatica can be for various reasons. Back strain is most common, however some type of neurological symptoms can be caused by disc dise ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Elevation: You might try elevating your arm above heart (mid-chest) level. On your back this takes a simple pillow under your forearm. Sitting or standing it is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 month: You may have to check with his doctor, but usually a month for simple break on a healthy kid.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Needs checking: keep his arm and wrist elevated above the level of the heart.if in a few hours the swelling does not respond he needs to be checked if the cast is no ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Rashes in children: It is very hard to diagnose rashes "over the phone" and your best bet is to have it looked at. Eczema is a common offender, as is contact dermatitis ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pain : Have your child reevaluated. I don't think the doctors would recommend his ball playing four weeks aftera wrist injury.

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