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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in 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

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience in 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 in Orthopedic Surgery
Make an appt. 2 C-: -Ur orthopedic guy and have an exam & images performed.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on 1) which metacarpal and 2) the degree of displacement involving the angulation, rotation and shortening. You must be evaluated by an orthop ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling &: Pain swelling and deformity at the level of the injured metacarpal.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
4-8 weeks: Most wrist fractures heal within 4-8 weeks, depending on the severity of the fracture and the treatment received.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
90-95% ok: Scaphoid fractures can go to non union (not healed) best result is with a thumb spica wrist cast. Hamate fractures usually heal without a problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Haffner
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another poss ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need to know locaton: Its important to know exactly where the fracture is located. If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella or proximal tibia you may need a knee im ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually: Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports med opinion: See a sports med doctor to examine your wrist and make treatment recommendations. If the pain is not getting better, they will image depending on your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bea ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: You need an exam and x-ray to tell the differance.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
They Happen!: Most any joint can develop hypertrophy (enlargement) of bone. "spurs" is the common term for this build up of bone. It can be the result of trauma t ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a su ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
40 years experience in Pain Management
Grow cartilage: Most doctors do not believe, but we actually grow new cartilage in every joint in our body, every minute of every day. You need to wear out more slowl ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this proce ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: It depends upon the type of fracture. Fractures that are unstable need cast immobilization or surgery. Stable fractures can be treated with just a spl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
See doctor: For examination and x-ray to get proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
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

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