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Dr. Raj Singh
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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 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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I would like to know everything about casts and broken wrists. How long do you have a cast on for a broken wrist?

I would like to know everything about casts and broken wrists. How long do you have a cast on for a broken wrist?

Broken wrist: Is a very big term. It can mean a hairline fracture in a bone tha heals fast or a displaced fracture in a bone that has bad blood supply. Simple nondisplaced fractures are casted for 3-4 weeks often but complex fractures in some bones of the wrist ( that dont have surgery) can be casted for 9-12 weeks. The inure, the ;ovation, the pattern, health factors, smoking, all play a role in time to "heal". ...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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Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

broken wrist: Sometimes, but this depends on the stability of the fracture. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a broken wrist it is swollen when will i know if i need a cast?

What to do if I have a broken wrist it is swollen when will i know if i need a cast?

Fractured wrist: Can be a hairline injury that nay only need a splint to a more complex injury. How do you know . Well short if completing a residency in orthopedic surgery or a fellowship in hand or a related field .... You won't .... But swelling is a sign if an injury the presence or absence of it does not affect typical decisions to cast or not unless u are talking about delaying a cast for it. ...Read more

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I have a broken wrist with a cast on my arm. I want to cut the cast off after 5 weeks & not go back?

Is your choice: I would listen to ortho doctor's recommendation. Most fractures heal in 5-6 weeks anyway. Yu are almost there. ...Read more

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Supposing you already had a broken hand in a cast & you fell very hard on that hand, could you get a broken wrist too?

Supposing you already had a broken hand in a cast & you fell very hard on that hand, could you get a broken wrist too?

Unlikely to break: It would be highly unlikely (and very unlucky) to break a wrist that is already in a cast. It could happen, but it would be highly unusual. ...Read more

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Broken wrist after cast off how soon can I play tennis?

Broken wrist after cast off how soon can I play tennis?

When bone is healed: Your orthopedic surgeon will do an exam and obtain an x-ray. The exam must show little or no tenderness over the broken bone. X-ray must confirm bone is healed. Ideally, wrist motion should be equal on both wrist. Occupational therapy may be necessary to optimize grip strength and motion. ...Read more

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A cast was put on my broken wrist today and my fingers are incredibly swollen. I have been icing/elevating them but they feel like pins and needles.

Swollen wrist: If the swelling is more than before the cast and if the pins and needles is new since the cast you need to have the cast checked out to make sure its not too tight and more importantly to make sure its not crps. ...Read more

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