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How To Break Your Wrist
Roll: If you are talking about a fall from a bicycle, clavicles and wrists are the most common fractures. These occur because the natural instinct is to put our hand out to "break" the fall. It is suggested that we roll rather than break the fall with our outstretched arm. Much easier said than done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury: Direct injury, landing on hand in a fall, twisting. ...Read more
Trauma: You can fracture the wrist by falling on the outstretched hand, being struck on the wrist, in auto accidents and anything you can imagine that causes a blow to the wrist area. Rarely the wrist can fracture in ordinary use if the bones are thin. Wrist fracture is common in the elderly in part due to this. ...Read more
Very, very low.: Assuming the fracture healed completely and in an "appropriate" position, it is very unlikely that you will re-break your wrist. It often takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal and an additional 4 weeks to regain normal bone strength. However, low bone density can increase your risk of re-fracture. Radiographs are necessary to determine the strength of the bone following injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too much force: Sometimes injured areas are weak and may be more susceptible to further injury if there is a degree of weakness. An external force applied onto or around the injured site may cause further more serious damage. Have the sprain treated appropriately to avoid further damage. ...Read more
Possible: Soft tissue injuries are most common. Fractures can occur. The younger athlete, those considered skeletally immature, appear more susceptible. They are prone to a specific type fracture involving the growth plate. These are referred to as salter fractures. The skeletally mature athlete is less susceptible to fracture from vb serve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: Tolerance for pain is different from person to person, some people scream from minor scratch, some break a bone (minor break) and continue to work. ...Read more
My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?
He broke his wrist 3 weeks ago, it has healed incorrectly. The X-ray shows it's 30° out. Is it better to re-break it now or leave it to fix itself?
My son has a hairline break to his wrist and is in a cast hes 11 years old how long will it take to heal?
A month or so.: Kids tend to heal very quickly. The so-called "hairline" fracture describes a fracture that is only minimally displaced and as such is in a good position and typically has good remaining blood supply. Additionally, the area of the wrist (if this represents a distal radius fracture) is typically very well vascularized and with the type of bone that heals quite quickly. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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