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how long does it take a broken wrist to heal completely?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
About six weeks: Most distal radius fractures are headed enough to use after six weeks. Complete healing includes remodeling will take a year.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What could you do with a broken wrist?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cast vs. surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for a broken wrist to heal?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on the bones bronke, the extent of the break the nature of the break and the treatment you have recieved and any delay you had in treatment or diagnosis. If it is a navicular bone fracture, there can be difficulties. If there was a dislocation, that can cause problems as well. Make sure you have good follow up with an orthopedist or someone skilled in treatment of these fractures.
A 26-year-old member asked:

How could you strengthen your now healed broken wrist?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Wrist injury: Physical therapy and occupational therapy are useful following a wrist injury. A simple exercise is squeezing a rubber ball or a tennis ball. Your primary care physician can provide you with more exercises and resources for further therapy.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How should you care for a broken wrist?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See your doctor: Different fractures require different treatment. See your physician.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of a broken wrist?

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Dr. Joseph Purita
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Swelling, pain: Swelling, tenderness and deformity.

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