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Doctor insights on: Can You Still Move A Broken Wrist

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more

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How to repair a broken wrist?

How to repair a broken wrist?

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

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How can you heal a broken wrist?

How can you heal a broken wrist?

Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disability so it is imperative that you seek proper evaluation and treatment. In other words, go see your family doctor or a hand specialist without delay! ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken wrist?

What are the tests for broken wrist?

X-ray and Cat Scan: The first we use x-ray and may we need cat scan to better define the fragments. ...Read more

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How can one care for a broken wrist?

How can one care for a broken wrist?

Cast or surgery: It depends on the fracture and your age. If under 70 and you have a distal radius fracture it needs to be reduced, but if the reduction slips you need to consider having surgery. If there is a crush or intraarticular step off you need surgery. If the wrist fracture is of one of the carpal bones and is non-displaced you can be treated in a cast if there is any displacement you should have surger. ...Read more

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What can be done for a broken wrist?

What can be done for a broken wrist?

Cast/splint: Most broken wrists will need immobolization with either a cast or velcro splint. It depends on which bones are involved. ...Read more

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How can you cope with a broken wrist?

How can you cope with a broken wrist?

Be patient: A broken wrist will eventually heal. It is the position in which it heals that we are most concerned about. Once the fracture is stable enough, range of motion exercises should begin. Try using your upper limb as normally as possible. Your doctor and physical therapist will guide you through the recovery process. It can take up to a year to reach maximal recovery, so be patient. ...Read more

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What could you do with a broken wrist?

What could you do with a broken wrist?

Cast vs. Surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is. ...Read more

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How should you care for a broken wrist?

See your doctor: Different fractures require different treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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Broken wrist how long typically to mend?

Broken wrist how long typically to mend?

Broken wrist: Is a very big term. It can mean a hairline fracture in a bone tha heals fast or a displaced fracture in a bone that has bad blood supply. Simple nondisplaced fractures are casted for 3-4 weeks often but complex fractures in some bones of the wrist (that don't have surgery) can be casted for 9-12 weeks. The inure, the ;ovation, the pattern, health factors, smoking, all play a role in time to mend ...Read more

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When will a broken wrist typically heal?

6 weeks: A wrist fracture (distal radius fracture) will generally heal in 6 weeks. The healing time can be longer, though, particularly in smokers. ...Read more

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What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

Doctor approved: While certain exercises are ok to do with a broken wrist it depends on the amount of swelling and stability of the fracture. Only the treating doctor should approve. ...Read more

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What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

???????????????: Often pin (metal wires) are placed across a fracture. This is usually done under some type of anesthetic. Once placed, they usually don't cause much of a problem (even to take out). The reaction around them subsides rather quickly and unless you bump them or traumatize them, you may not know they are present. Check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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When to return to work after broken wrist?

When to return to work after broken wrist?

Depends: On your occupation, your job requirements, if dominant wrist injured, severity of fracture, etc. I would discuss with physician who treated your wrist fracture. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a broken wrist?

What should I do if I have a broken wrist?

See an Ortho surgeon: If your wrist is broken you need to have it fixed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. They will get a x-ray and possibly special tests and either set the fracture with a cast or operate on it if necessary. ...Read more

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