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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Likely: There may be a secondary osteoarthritis after this type of trauma. Most issues, however, will arise from the disruption of the wrist architecture as a ... Read More
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Possible arthritis. Can occur quickly (.

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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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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
4-6 weeks: If the fracture is fully healed i would suggest waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the sc ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Pomerance
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: The skin heals in about 10 days and the screw holes will fill in usually by 3 months.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
MRI: Metal can cause an artifact on a MRI examination that makes it hard to see the structures near the hardware. It is likely safe to have a MRI since mo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Wrist fracture: And your age with the immobilisation,between 4 to 8 weeks will allow complete healing of the fracture. I would like the orthopedic doctor to tell you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain limited motion: Pain, swelling, inability to grip or hold things, numbness, brusiing, inability to make a fist. Get an xray and get evalauted.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Make an appt. 2 C-: -Ur orthopedic guy and have an exam & images performed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Usually: Depending on the severity of the fracture and which bones are involved, the wrist does better with immobilization to help it heal.
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
With wrist fracture: You will see obvious deformity, swelling, stiffness, tenderness, bruising, numbness , increasing pain with gripping and squeezing. Seek medical attent ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Not usually: Unless you have fragile bones.

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