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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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)?

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.
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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

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

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

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

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How long does it take to recover from wrist fracture operation?

How long does it take to recover from wrist fracture operation?

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

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For how long does it take before wrist fracture operation returns to normal?

For how long does it take before wrist fracture operation returns to normal?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a broken wrist?

How long does it take to recover from a broken wrist?

12 weeks minimal: If minimally displaced or easily reduced, 6 weeks in a cast and 6 weeks of rehab. If displaced and slipping, then you should have surgery. Recovery is about 12 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken wrist to completely recover to full strength?

Variable: Depending on healing, 3-4 months for motion return, 6-8 weeks for straight wrist and 1 year for regular pushups. ...Read more

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

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

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

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How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

How long will a compound wrist fracture take to heal?

5-7+ weeks: The location and character of the fracture makes a difference how long a wrist fracture will heal.

Typically it takes 5-7 weeks, but compound fractures have more soft tissue injury which will sometimes delay the healing outside of this time frame. ...Read more

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Help please? How long will a wrist fracture take to heal?

Help please? How long will a wrist fracture take to heal?

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

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How long does a double wrist fracture generally take to heal?

How long does a double wrist fracture generally take to heal?

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

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How long does is take to heal after a plate following a wrist fracture is removed.?

How long does is take to heal after a plate following a wrist fracture is removed.?

4-6 weeks: 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

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For how long does a double wrist fracture take to mend/ repair & how does the pain last?

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

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

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

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

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How long is it supposed to it take a broken wrist to heal?

6 weeks: Typically it takes 6-12 weeks for the bone to heal. It depends on your overall health. If the wrist is immobilized in a cast it may be stiff for a month or so and may require therapy to regain full function. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a broken wrist to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken wrist to heal?

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

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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?

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

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