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Corinth, MS
A 29-year-old female asked:

ultrasound tech.i just had an external fixator on wrist.typical time off work? still in a lot of pain.

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Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on your work: most of the time, the ex-fix is on 3-4 weeks until things stabilize, then cast placed. If your work does not require affected hand use (?walmart greeter?) then back to work is likely within a few days of ex fix placement. If you are in construction or a professional musician, may need 4 - 6 months off!

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Last updated Apr 1, 2015

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