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Doctor insights on: How Long Should A Broken Wrist Be Required To Spend In A Cast

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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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How long will i be in a cast for a scaphoid fracture?

How long will i be in a cast for a scaphoid fracture?

8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist. ...Read more

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How long will I be required to stay in a hospital for a broken rib?

How long will I be required to stay in a hospital for a broken rib?

Usually not: Most broken ribs are minimally displaced and are treated with taping to minimize movement and discharge home from the er with anti-pain medication. Rarely a broken rib is significantly displaced and can threaten to puncture lung or its linings and that may generate a hospital admission. ...Read more

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How long will a fractured wrist be in the cast?

How long will a fractured wrist be in the cast?

4-6 weeks: This depends on the fracture pattern and patient. Wrist fractures are commonly splinted for 7-10 days after injury to allow for swelling and then placed into a cast for 4 weeks. It is common to wear a removable brace for 2-4 weeks after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

6-8 weeks in general: Not all humerus fractures are the same and require treatments specific to each patient. Breaks in the middle of the bone are immobilized in a splint or cast or just a sling until the broken bone ends get "sticky" and begin to move slowly as one bone. Casts are converted to braces or slings once early adequate healing is confirmed. ...Read more

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I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?

I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?

About 90 minutes: It actually depends on whether one or both bones are broken, or if it is more complicated fracture, which might take longer. As long as a good job is done, length of time it takes to do it, doesn't matter. I am sure you'll agree. ...Read more

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How long would you be in the hospital for a broken rib for?

How long would you be in the hospital for a broken rib for?

No hospital stay: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve. You will not need hospital stay unless you have injured your lung/have a pneuomothorax, or other trauma. ...Read more

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How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

Next Day: There are typically 4 types of orthopedic implants for hip fractures. 1. Cannulated screws 2. Sliding hip screw 3. Cephalomedullary nail and 4. Partial or total hip replacement implants. With all implants some sort of weight bearing is allowed immediately. It is the reason we fix most hip fractures, to prevent complications associated with bedrest. I let all patients bear weight as pain allows. ...Read more

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How long would you stay in the hospital for surgery for a broken forearm?

How long would you stay in the hospital for surgery for a broken forearm?

Over night: Some time you could leave the same day if there is no complications. ...Read more

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How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

Frature healed: The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks ...Read more

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How many weeks would one have to typically wear a cast for a broken arm?

How many weeks would one have to typically wear a cast for a broken arm?

6 weeks: Fracture healing depends on the severity of the injury. Forearm fractures typically heal in 6-8 weeks and are usually casted for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

It varies: It depends on the nature, severity, & type of break as well as the general condition of the person and bone quality. On average 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a hairline fracture in the malleolus to heal? And would it be possible for me to play basketball in 2 weeks?

How long would it take for a hairline fracture in the malleolus to heal? And would it be possible for me to play basketball in 2 weeks?

At least 6 weeks: Fractures typically take at least 6 weeks to heal. I personally would keep you out of basketball for 10 - 12 weeks, depending on x-ray findings. ...Read more

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How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

Depends on: how much ligamental injury or sprain you sustained. Simple sprains need a few days, complex injury will need longer mobilization. Speak to the treating doctor. ...Read more

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How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

Depends: It depends, minor breaks are ok with a short cast, more significant breaks need a cast up past the elbow, depends a lot on pain level with any movement and if any bones were displaced. ...Read more

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How long would it take my broken wrist to heal with a cast on?

How long would it take my broken wrist to heal with a cast on?

There are many: Variations depending upon the degree and severity of the fracture but a good ballpark figure is 8 weeks to heal but i always tell people that a fractured wrist functionally is a 3 to 4 month process of healing therapy and strengthening. ...Read more

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How long can I expect to be in a cast with torn achilles?

How long can I expect to be in a cast with torn achilles?

Ask your doctor: There is no "right answer" as different orthopaedic surgeons have varying protocols that can all be acceptable. Usually immobilization with surgical or non surgical treatment in a cast or boot lasts close to 3 months to allow for adequate protection of the tendon healing. ...Read more

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