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Doctor insights on: How To Break Your Wrist

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If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

Please don't do: That. You might even shatter your wrist. ...Read more

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How to break your fall from bike rather than wrist?

How to break your fall from bike rather than 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 more

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Could you tell me what are differnts ways to break your wrist?

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

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I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

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 more

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Can i break my wrist with potatoes?

Can i break my wrist with potatoes?

Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the two is to get an xray and see your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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After broken wrist is healed, is it easier to break again?

After broken wrist is healed, is it easier to break again?

shouldn't be.: If the fracture is solidly healed, you should be at no higher risk for re-fracture. ...Read more

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