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Bilateral Wrist Fracture
Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots.
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Had xray of my wrist doctor said it shows old fracture with callus formation, I had broken wrist bones 20 years ago could that be what seeing or newer?
New injury: Why the XRay? What did the Dr say? ...Read more
Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed , using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read more
No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing from a broken wrist. These restrictions are usually in place for six weeks. Failure to restrict your activities may cause the broken pieces to move out of place and worsen your hand and arm function. ...Read more
A fork: The classic discretion of a distal radius fracture by Dr Colles is a silver fork deformity. ...Read more
Can be, if fx was --:
Relatively simple one, without needing any procedures, except splinting/casting for up to 6-8 weeks, and once healed + pt & that should result in a normal wrist.
Complicated fx needing appropriate treatment including surgery can also result in a normal or near-normal wrist by experienced hands. ...Read more
You heard a crack ?: Pain, swelling or deformed looking, decreased motion are all clues. ...Read more
Wrist: Xray, good history that describes the mechanism of injury with the amount of energy involved, good physical exam by an er doc/orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
See Hand Surgeon: Fractures of the scaphoid and lead to significant and severe wrist problems. Prompt and appropriate treatment is essential to prevent late complications. I strongly suggest that you see a hand surgeon in your area as soon as possible. ...Read more
Wrist fracture: Could occur with a nondisplaced her hairline injury that doesn't swell much but still is important to be treated especially if it's a scaphoid fracture or intra-articular fracture of the radius with the step off in the joint surface x-rays and proper evaluation always are important ...Read more
Deformity: Deformity and loss of function will indicate fracture. Simple xray will clarify. ...Read more
Wrist fracture : Takes 6-8 weeks for most . A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month or two to fell less swollen and stiff even when radiologicallt healed. Overall i tell most that it is a 3-4 month process. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more