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How Long Should A Cast Stay On For Fractured Wrist
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
Is it normal for the wrist to be swollen one month after removing a cast (after a fracture)? How long before the swelling and pain subside?
Gradually subside: If you have been immobilized in a cast for awhile for a fracture, you will potentially need some therapy to return to normal. You may need to get treatment to regain your normal motion, strength, and yes to decrease some of the residual swelling. Typically 4-6 weeks would be an estimate, but heat, humidity, activity and other medical problems would be factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did i wait too long to get a cast on my very slightly fractured hand? Would i heal abnormally? It has been a week and 2 days.
Fractured my wrist on New Years eve! op on New Years day. 2 K wires. Removal in 12 days. Cast for 14 days after. When can I go to gym And lift weight?
This must B asked of: -your surgeon as well as healing. For a young kid it is way 2 early, 6-8 wks minimum. Talk 2 your surgeon about this please! ...Read more
I fractured my olecranon almost 4 weeks ago and recent got my cast off, today I woke up and my wrist is a green color.
Varies: I would not hesitate to be seen, but the most common cause is some degree of bruising and hematoma that tracked down from your elbow to your wrist related to your fracture. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i work at a cafe and fractured my wrist are i'm employees allowed to let i work with a cast or isn't it by law ?
Cast at cafe: May be a health risk/violation. Check with your employer and local health department for confirmation of this. ...Read more
Wrist fracture: Some pain is normal, some not. You will typically have some pain from the injury itself, but this should steadily resolve if the fracture has been properly treated. Likewise, there may be some discomfort from the cast but this should also steadily improve and should be tolerable. If not, the cast may not be properly placed and/or too tight or maybe the fracture has shifted. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture?
What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture ?
I am six weeks with cast for my wrist fracture just the past few days my fingers are swollen should I be concerned?
Your cast may be: too tight and therefore constricting blood flow in and out of your hand. I would call your orthopedic or emergency room doctor and have them revise the cast ASAP. You do not want to wait until the hand has gone numb, purple, or lose circulation. At least they should take a look at it. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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