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I fractured my hamate bone 4 weeks ago and just got my cast off. How long untill it feels normal again so I can go back to shooting in basketball?
Hamate fracture: It typically takes 8-12 weeks for a hamate fracture to heal completely, longer if you use nicotine products. 4 weeks of casting is recommended, followed by cast removal, range of motion and light strengthening exercises. It will take another 4-6 weeks for your motion and strength to return in the wrist. Would recommend against playing basketball until you have full motion and a pain-free wrist ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I fractured my hamate bone but did not dislocate it how I had a cast on for 4 weeks. When should I start seeing improvement?
Even though I have a non displaced hook of the hamate bone fracture, it happened over a month ago, should I cast it or have it excised?
Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?
Can a nondisplaced hook of the hamate fracture heal is 5 weeks with no treatment and is there still pain after 5 weeks?
Hamate fracture in left wrist & scaphoid fracture in right wrist.Left wrist has been casted &right wrist has a wrist binder.Both undisplaced.Recovery?
Mri results show three torn ligaments in wrist with possible hamate fracture. Injury was 5 weeks ago, what is the treatment ?
Depends: Must have been a serious injury to cause that much damage. Not all ligament tears need surgery, but if needed ligament repairs should be done early rather than late. Sounds like you should see a hand surgeon to get things checked out. Maybe even a second opinion. Ligament repair surgery of the wrist is quite involved with a minimum of 3-4 month recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer