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How long after surgery to fix a fractured wrist plate and screw fixation can you drive a manual car?

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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Healing: Of a wrist fracture take somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. Your doctor needs to evaluate your healing through x-rays and the films/images will show when your fracture is healed and ready for any activity.
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: The answer is based on the severity of the fracture and the stability of the stabilization. Only the surgeon who did the procedure can answer that question.

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