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Can you fracture your wrist even if you already have a cast on?

Can you fracture your wrist even if you already have a cast on?

Yes: Two issues 1. You may displace or disrupt the "set" fracture in the cast; 2. You can break a bone above or below the cast bottom line >> be careful; if you have problems then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

Usually nothing: Sometimes you can get an allergic reaction if the cast it too tight your distal extermity will turn blue ask your doc who applied the cast. ...Read more

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Information on a fractured wrist and surgery please? Why would first cast allow shifting? Done wrong?

Can be unstable: Wow, this is a broad topic. For example, wrist fractures in kids are completely different than in adults. However, some fractures are inherently unstable and are bound to shift, even in the best cast. This is true of both adult and pediatric wrist fractures. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after cast from wrist fracture?

Is it normal to have pain after cast from wrist fracture?

Wrist fracture: Some pain is normal, some not. You will typically have some pain from the injury itself, but this should steadily resolve if the fracture has been properly treated. Likewise, there may be some discomfort from the cast but this should also steadily improve and should be tolerable. If not, the cast may not be properly placed and/or too tight or maybe the fracture has shifted. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will a fractured wrist be in the cast?

4-6 weeks: This depends on the fracture pattern and patient. Wrist fractures are commonly splinted for 7-10 days after injury to allow for swelling and then placed into a cast for 4 weeks. It is common to wear a removable brace for 2-4 weeks after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i work at a cafe and fractured my wrist are i'm employees allowed to let i work with a cast or isn't it by law ?

Cast at cafe: May be a health risk/violation. Check with your employer and local health department for confirmation of this. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more