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How Long Does It Take For Wrist Fracture Pain To Go Away
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
Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more
A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots.
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Had xray of my wrist doctor said it shows old fracture with callus formation, I had broken wrist bones 20 years ago could that be what seeing or newer?
New injury: Why the XRay? What did the Dr say? ...Read more
Varies: 85% of wrist fractures have decreased motion and / or pain after this kind of fracture. (specifically colles fractures)12 18 months is not unheard of. ...Read more
Months!: I usually tell my wrist fracture patients that it will take a year before they go through the day and don't think about their wrist. What ever the treatment, we use out hands so much that we are often aware of some discomfort for a long time. This does not mean you will not be able to use it for that long, just that it 'remind you' that it was injured. ...Read more
8 weeks: In general, wrist fractures take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Most patients are allowed to resume full unrestricted activity after 3 months. However, not all wrist fractures are the same. More severe ones will take longer to heal, and patients with other medical conditions or who have poor bone density, may take longer as well. ...Read more
Typically 6 weeks:
Most routine wrist fractures heal in about
Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal
due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more
5-6 weeks: I hope you mean undisplaced fracture.Get a more detailed answer ›
About six weeks: Most distal radius fractures are headed enough to use after six weeks. Complete healing includes remodeling will take a year. ...Read more
Wrist operation.: This depends on your health and the specific bone as well as the reduction achieved. In optimal conditions this is 6-8 weeks but it can take significantly longer in the range of 14 weeks. ...Read more
Variable: Typically acute swelling and pain resolves over 4-6 weeks. Reactive swelling and discomfort can persist for 4 months. Final end point in terms of return to "normal" is usually 8-12 months. These are typical time frames and there is a degree of variability based on use, type of fracture, and other medical problems. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Most wrist fractures will heal in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Variable: Depending on healing, 3-4 months for motion return, 6-8 weeks for straight wrist and 1 year for regular pushups. ...Read more
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more
4-5 wks: Ask yoru doctor or orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrist fractures: Can heal bar ably depending upon which bone, how severe the injury and the health, age and associated condition of the region. A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks to 8 weeks as a general response. ...Read more
About 8 weeks...: Most "wrist fractures" involve a break of both of the forearm bones at the wrist; usually only one of the two (the radius bone) is serious, however, and needs directed cast/surgery treatment. Each situation is very specific to the injury and patient and this question is important to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
If the fracture is fully healed I would suggest
waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming
sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the screw holes to fill in. ...Read more
Double?: If u mean u broke both your wrists by 'double' then that is unfortunate but still take 8 weeks or so for both wrists to heal. See an experienced ors. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the bones bronke, the extent of the break the nature of the break and the treatment you have recieved and any delay you had in treatment or diagnosis. If it is a navicular bone fracture, there can be difficulties. If there was a dislocation, that can cause problems as well. Make sure you have good follow up with an orthopedist or someone skilled in treatment of these fractures. ...Read more
Typically it: Takes 6-8 weeks for most. A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month or two to fell less swollen and stiff even when radiologicallt healed. Overall I tell most that it is a 3-4 month process. ...Read more
Time frame: About 2 months at the earliest.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been working out at the gym and my wrist is killing me (there's no bone fractures), what should I do and how long will it take to recover?
Professional: See if you can have a professional from the gym instruct you. If your wrists are hurting you may need to improve on your form. You may be lifting incorrectly. This will lead to excess stress on the wrist and not on the muscle. Long term proper form will reduce the chances of injury. For the pain you can try non steroidal. But make sure to take with food. ...Read more
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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