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A 30-year-old male asked:

Wrist range, elbow range problem after 10 weeks in cast after surgery w/ internal fixation of plates w/ scews for raduis and ulnar fracture?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Stiffness is expectd: after 10 weeks in a cast for anything. Dedicated hand therapy from a CHT or certified hand therapist can be a very efficient way to address stiffness, strength and other associated issues. Speak to your surgeon about this. After internal fixation the time frame is several months , at least , before one may notice a more "normal" feeling. But it could take 1-2 years!
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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Could not answer your inquiry in timely fashion. Sorry. Not sure why it didn't. Give me an alert. X-rays such as these are hard to evaluate Plates don't typically break
Jun 14, 2014

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Last updated Jun 15, 2014

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