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when can wrist plate screws removal

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Get X-rays : Pain that develops in the wrist several years after your injury needs to be evaluated by a hand surgeon with x-rays. It is unlikely at the screws are ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Unlikely: But you may be developing arthritis if you previous fracture had damage the joint. You will need to repeat the x-rays to be sure what is going on.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Abeles
31 years experience Podiatry
See you doctor: First of all, if you are 40 and had surgery 12 years ago the growth plate in your ankle was long closed. My recommendation would be to see an orthoped ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Healing: Of a wrist fracture take somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. Your doctor needs to evaluate your healing through x-rays and the films/images will show whe ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: The answer is based on the severity of the fracture and the stability of the stabilization. Only the surgeon who did the procedure can answer that que ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask your doctor : This seems like the kind of question best answered by the person who did all that work fixing your arm. Keep the sling until you get an answer
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore arm s/p surgery: Is it 2 days or 10 days since the surgery? Would call the orthopedist or go to urgent care /ER for evaluation. Usually after casted the pain dissipa ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The long term effects are related more to the fracture itself, rather than the paltes and scews. In normal wrist motion the radius bone rotates around ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Post Surgery: Anything having to do with post surgery instructions such as movement should be addressed by your surgeon. Every surgeon has their own specific instr ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Hardware in wrist: Once the hardware that is in the bone has been removed it takes 6-8 weeks for that to fill in with new bone. It is important to protect the wrist and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor : Who may refer you to an orthopod or a neurologist, meanwhile take NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, regularly until you get to see your doctor, ER or ur ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You have pinched: your radial and median nerve. They should recover but might take months.
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