A 23-year-old female asked:
Broke distal radius in 2 places & had surgery. 6 weeks after surgery, still have 1 fracture, but my md traded cast for brace. did he jump the gun?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily : That is a pretty common timeframe for advancement. I would certainly discuss any individual concerns with your surgeon.
1.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Robert Uyedaanswered
General Surgery 47 years experience
Six weeks sounds: like adequate time for healing to occur. Your orthopedic surgeon most likely has a lot of experience with distal radius fractures, because these are common. Please listen to your surgeon's advice.
1.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 25, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.