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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Trojian
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Burning abnormal: Let doctor know about burning. It is not normal.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes, have had several patients who do not actually have to have a cast if the break is small with no angulation or displacement, but it always heals ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Wrist Fusion: It depends somewhat on the extent of the trauma. Generally, 4-8 weeks are required to attain a successful result and the strength necessary before you ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Generally speaking, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal and thus, casts are on that amount of time (sometimes longer).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Yes: If fracutre is healed. Wrist will need some occupational therary to get it strong. Due to cast and inactivity the wrist will look thinner, will be sti ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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One question: What if you make a mistake and refracture your bone, or cut you skin or cause a serious injury? You make the decision, just be ready to take care of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Fiberglass: With fiberglass rolls; plaster is a thing of the past.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes....: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon ASAP and have new X-rays of your wrists taken now. Then, the best treatment options can be determined, depending ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not a cast:: A field dressing would usually be a splint.

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