A 38-year-old member asked:
What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?
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Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Exercise: It will take some time and exercise to regain strength and motion in after a hand fracture . Most of the time the exercises can be done at home but if the hand is very stiff working with a physical or occupational therapist may be of benefit.
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Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Stiffness: Hand fractures heal more readily and more quickly than other broken bones; usually in no more than 3-4 weeks. Stiffness from immobilization is much more common than non-healing. Your surgeon may just recommend range of motion exercises or hand therapy if necessary.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How can I tell if I have a broken bone in my hand?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
An x ray: An x ray is the only certain way to know.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 24, 2015
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