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Could I work- fractured wrist?

Could I work- fractured wrist?

Depends: Depends on what is broken, how it is treated and what you do. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Help, what to do with a fractured wrist?

See md: If u have fractured your wrist see your pcp for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon.@ age 45 distal radius fractures that extend into the joint or are displaced (out of place) generally require orif (surgery w/plate and screws).Best of luck! ...Read more

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Do I need to keep my fractured wrist in a sling?

Do I need to keep my fractured wrist in a sling?

No: A sling will just make your elbow more stiff. No need to immobilize the elbow with a wrist injury. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do with a fractured wrist?

Please tell me what to do with a fractured wrist?

Get it treated: Treatment could be as simple as casting or requiring surgery depending on how severe the fracture is. See an Orthpadic surgeon. ...Read more

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When can you start writing with a fractured wrist?

When can you start writing with a fractured wrist?

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

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Please tell me what can I do with a fractured wrist?

Please tell me what can I do with a fractured wrist?

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

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How much time does it take a fractured wrist to heal?

How much time does it take a fractured wrist to heal?

6 to16 weeks: Distal radius fractures healed in about 6 weeks. While scaphoid fractures can take up to 16 week with or without surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a fractured wrist a direct injury?

Can you tell me is a fractured wrist a direct injury?

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

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I was wondering what does a fractured wrist look like?

A fork: The classic discretion of a distal radius fracture by Dr Colles is a silver fork deformity. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a fractured wrist is healing correctly?

What are the signs that a fractured wrist is healing correctly?

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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How do you sleep, and manage your daily life with a fractured wrist?

How do you sleep, and manage your daily life with a fractured wrist?

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

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