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A 58-year-old female asked:

Orthopedic i have a friend who broke her wrist her doctor wants her to get a x-ray every week is that normal?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
No: Some fractures particularly to the sacaphoid may not be evident on initial films, and repeat x-rays are performed 2 weeks later to rule out this type of fracture. Weekly x rays are excessive unless the reduction is unstable and they are assessing the need for open reduction with internal fixation.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2014

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