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How To Break Your Scaphoid
Splinting: Anything long and stiff can be made into a splint to hold broken bones stable. Books, brooms, and cardboard boxes have all been used. Sometimes it is just as easy to leave the bones in place and not move it at all. Splinting should also be done without moving the current position of the broken bone, even if it looks odd. In some cases, straightening can cause damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to break your ankle easily on purpose i want to know how to break my ankle on purpose so i can get a cast and crutches
Yes: Very unlikely bone to break, but if broken, it would depend on severity. Unlike other fractures, because it's an uncommon fracture type, the cuboid usually has other fractures or injuries associated with it if it does have a fracture. Recovery may take longer because of the multiple injuries, but isolated cuboid fracture takes the same amount of time as any fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks: Typically 4 weeks of immobilization for metacarpal fracture if closed injury that can be reduced. Open fractures and fractures requiring open reduction or internal fixation can take longer. End result relative to resolution of swelling, pain, and range of motion will take 4 to 8 months. ...Read more
How long will a hairline fractured patella(knee cap) normally take to heal and what do I do to speed up the process?
6-8 weeks: A fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal, but there are many factors that can slow this down. Smoking, use of certain medications and excessive motion can all slow down the process. Nothing you can eat or srink will speed the process, but quitting smoking, avoiding Ibuprofen or Naproxen and proper immobility will help maximize healing. ...Read more
Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function. ...Read more
Listen to your Dr.: Take your dr's advice, do not start exercising until they tell you it is time to, listen to their advice, and time and human nature will let the healing process take place. Good luck. ...Read more
Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more
Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed , using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disability so it is imperative that you seek proper evaluation and treatment. In other words, go see your family doctor or a hand specialist without delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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