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How Long Will You Need A Cast For A Broken Thumb
Some times you would need a cast after thumb surgery. Some times a protective dressing would be adequate. Your surgeon would be the one that I would take advice from as he/she will know how much protection and for how long it will be required following your particular surgery.
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Maybe: Some stress fractures require rigid support for optional healing. Others do not. Be sure to see a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more
Months: It can hurt for months. It is critical to make sure it is completely healed before resuming full activities. ...Read more
How long does it take thumb stiffness to go away after plaster cast and K wires removal. K wires were inserted through closed reduction for Benet frc
Quite a while: Ur thumb suffered 3 insults. U broke it thru a joint, had pins inserted & then it was in a cast & not able 2 move. So it takes a lot of hand therapy as well as a dedicated home exercise program. @ times a dynamic splint may B used. Work hard the first month is the most important time 2 get motion back. ...Read more
Typically how long are u in cast after cmc athroplasty surgery for basal thumb arthitis? And what is recouperation like? Thank you
Out of cast after 4 weeks (long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --:
Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well.
Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
Out of cast after 4wks (long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear
Yes: If you can, yes. The injury that caused the thumb to need a removable cast may be made worse by some thumb positions. Making sure that your thumb maintains the neutral positions during sleep is beneficial in most cases. However, if it really bothers you and you can't sleep wearing it, then sleep trumps the thumb. ...Read more
No: Could be a trigger thumb. The tendon that flexes the thumb can become swollen and get caught in a tunnel that it must slide through. This can be very painful. You can try a splint and advil or aleve, (naproxen) but these do not usually work. A cortisone type injection into the thumb can provide complete relief. See a hand surgeon to get it checked out. ...Read more
Of a fracture usually immobilizes the joint above and below the break!
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