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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. Walter Husar
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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 are the signs of a fractured wrist?

What are the signs of a fractured wrist?

Wrist fracture: Pain, swelling, deformity, ecchymosis, limited range of motion. ...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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How to sleep with a fractured wrist?

Pillow: Keeping the arm elevated while sleeping is not always easy. One thing you can try is to tape a small pillow to your cast or splint on the palmar side. Then no matter how you move your wrist it will always be supported on this pillow. ...Read more

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I have a broken/fractured wrist or sprain?

Self- diagnosis: Not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long will a fractured wrist be in the cast?

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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What should be perfect position to sleep with fractured wrist?

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

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What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

Cardio: While you cannot lift weights, you can still participate in cardio activities, such as running, hiking or stationary cycling. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do while wearing a brace for a fractured wrist?

Isometrics for FX: Avoid motions. Keep the fractured area well splinted. Can do isometric muscle contractions as long as it does not produced prolonged pain afterwords (over 20 minutes) and does not cause any swelling. Some bone stress might even help healing, but not motions. ...Read more

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Do I need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Do I need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of cast is needed. ...Read more