A 44-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for the swelling to subside after the wrist cast comes off?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Wittstadtanswered
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Months: Depending on why you had the cast on, it may take several months for swelling to fully resolve. If you had a fracture or surgery, i usually tell my patients that it will take up to a year for everything to get back to normal, and that the wrist may always be a little bigger than it was befor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How long would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?
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Dr. Daniel Massanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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