A member 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?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Not necessarily : That is a pretty common timeframe for advancement. I would certainly discuss any individual concerns with your surgeon.

Answered 4/25/2016


Dr. Robert Uyeda answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered 4/18/2016



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