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How Long Should A Cast Stay On For Fractured Wrist
Variable: If your sprain was bad enough to be in a cast and not in a boot i would leave it on for 2-3 weeks. Removal of the cast will allow range of motion but it would still need to be protected either w/ crutches a boot or ankle brace. If we can allow range of motion and protect from additional injury we can heal the ankle up faster. Re injury early on is a real possibility and needs to be protected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: If there was no displacement about 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Providing no other injury or complication present. ...Read more
Depends: If your inner ankle doesn't hurt this may be a stable brake and some would put you in a walking boot immediately. Some docs may error on the side of caution or if you tore the inner deltoid ligament a cast will help stabilize things and is usually used for 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevate Foot.: It is not the cast being applied that is stopping the foot from swelling. In fact, the cast can sometimes be delayed until the swelling goes down. Even then a new cast maybe necessary, as the foot gets smaller. Elevation is what allows the swelling to decrease. If you can elevate it just a little higher than your heart, it will happen faster. Often times , a removable cast boot is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: Navicular fractures can be difficult. If not displaced and trerated only with cast immobilization then typically 6-8 weeks or until x-ray evidence shows progression towards healing. If however the fracture was surgically reduced and put together with screws then cast time may be reduced and range of motion of the joins around this started sooner ...Read more
Several weeks: If everything is now back in place, it could take several weeks for your thumb to not hurt at all. If it is immobilized, you will be given exercises to do when you can finally move it. Doing these every day carefully will help the healing process. Hopefully you will make a full and rapid recovery! It is also important to avoid re-injury. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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