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How long does it take for wrist fracture pain to go away?

How long does it take for wrist fracture pain to go away?

About Six Weeks: A bone heals in six weeks in most cases. After this point, there can be pain from a stiff wrist joint (different from the pain of the break itself). Sometimes physical therapy will help with pain and stiffness after a wrist fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand. ...Read more

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What are the signs of broken wrist (colles fracture)?

Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long will it take for wrist fracture pain to go away?

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

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How long does it take for the pain of a broken wrist to go away?

How long does it take for the pain of a broken wrist to go away?

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

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How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?

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

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. 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

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How long does it take for a broken wrist to heal?

8 wks: Depends bone biologically heals 6-8 weeks if all goes well. However the xray and physical exam will determine healing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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