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Hairline Fracture Wrist
Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well. ...Read more
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
Hairline fracture of wrist 26 yrs ago. No recent trauma but hurts when i move it, not swollen. What could cause the pain? What can I do to lessen it?
If there was a hairline fracture in wrist. Would I get a cast a splint or nothing. It's on the side of my pinky
Will get right one: First you need to see your MD get X-ray If nothing you get nothing , if there is a fracture depending what type it is , some times a small fragment is in the joint you may need even open reduction to prevent future arthritis of joint , let orthopedist decide , seek medical help , it is free in UK you are lucky . ...Read more
Fracture: A hairline fracture is a descriptive word for a very faint line seen on an x-ray associated with a fracture. So if pain and swelling is persistent after trauma an x-ray can reveal a hairline fracture. It may not be present in all the views thus is why often 2 or 3 views are taken as the x-ray beam must line up and often the fracture is hidden, think if a tea cup or glass with an unnoticed crack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeat Xray or MRI: Initial xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more
See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Immobilize: Most hairline fractures heal within 4-6 weeks except for scaphoid fractures. If it has not healed then you need to see a specialist to see why you have not healed. ...Read more
I kept my cast for 25 days for hairline fracture in my wrist.Can i remove my cast as there is not much pain except a little pain when I press it.
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
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