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A 30-year-old member asked:

how long would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I make a cast for my wrist in the wilderness?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not a cast:: A field dressing would usually be a splint.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Wrist clicking a week after cast removal. Why?

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Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ligament injury: If your fracture healed in good position you should be evaluated by a good hand surgeon for a ligament injury.
Sparks, NV
A 56-year-old female asked:

I fractureed my wrist . How long shopuld a cast be on?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Generally speaking, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal and thus, casts are on that amount of time (sometimes longer).
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you play football with wrist cast?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure.
A female asked:

My wrist is still hurting while in a cast is this normal????

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well: You need to go back to your doctor to check the cast and to be sure it is not to tight and not to much swelling

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