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Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

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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.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014

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No: If you have a completely non-displaced fracture you could be treated in a splint.
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Wrist fracture: Yes this is totally normal and will go away with time once the swelling goes away completely and your Range of Motion improves. Hope this helps.
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