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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
Variable by injury: The level of immobilization of the wrist, fingers, and thumb would effect you ability to write. However if your fingers and thumb are free than early use of the fingers and thumb such as writing would benefit your recovery in the long run ...Read more
See ORS: If u have fractured your wrist and were seen initially by your pcp or urgent care clinic or er doc get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. @ age 36 some wrist fx.'s may require surgery if displaced and/ or intrarticular (fx. Goes into the joint)w/ less displacement. Most common is distal radius fx. Non- displaced fxs. Can be casted. Any signifigant displacement @ age36 will prob. Require plating. Gl. ...Read more
Mechanism of injury: A fracture at any location, whether the wrist or another body part, can certainly be the result of direct injury such as a direct blow or traumatic force hitting the area. Fractures can also occur from twisting or torsional forces (violently twisting the arm fractures the wrist or forearm). Fractures can also occur from overuse or increased stress, such as stress fractures from prolonged running. ...Read more
A fork: The classic discretion of a distal radius fracture by Dr Colles is a silver fork deformity. ...Read more
You heard a crack?: Pain, swelling or deformed looking, decreased motion are all clues. ...Read more
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Yes: It's commonly seen. See your doctor for persisting pain. ...Read more
Variable: Depends on what style the used to put in... ...Read more
Variable.: Xray evaluation, and if the fracture does not hurt to press on it usually means that it is healed. ...Read more
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Wrist fracture: Everything takes longer. The pain will get better - continue icing program on daily basis. Elevate hand on pillow at might to reduce swelling. Showers, eating, dressing and all activities if daily living will take longet. ...Read more
Fractured wrist 2 years ago. I've been feeling pain and weakness lately. It appears and disappears. Can't hold anything heavy for long. Is it normal?
Elevate hand: Keep hand elevated whether sleeping or during waking hours. The position of the wrist is set by your hand surgeon depending on the type of wrist fracture and the bones that are involved. S/he will be the best person to talk to you about your specific fracture, type of treatment and duration of splinting as well as the rehabilitation. ...Read more