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I had my wrist fused a year ago from a car accident. Why does it still hurt?

I had my wrist fused a year ago from a car accident. Why does it still hurt?

Different joint?: Wrist fusions are often done for painful arthritis or a severely damaged joint. There are actually several joints in the wrist and hand, and you may have had a partial fusion. There are complete wrist fusions as well. A joint that may not have been fused may be causing you pain. Your hardware may be also causing you pain. New xrays are a good idea and possibly your hardware may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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I broke my wrist in a car accident last year and Its still very sorry and It hurts when I move fast what do I do?

I broke my wrist  in a  car  accident  last  year  and Its  still  very  sorry  and It  hurts  when I  move  fast  what  do I do?

Consult orthopedics: You should see an orthopedist for proper diagnosis, as it may not have healed properly. That being said, you may just need physical therapy to help you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 7 weeks ago, i still have pain in my wrist, I have full movement but pain when a pouring action is made ?

Wrist pain: If your pain is on the thumb side of the wrist, then you likely have inflammation/strain of the tendon on that side ( DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis). If its on the 'pinkie' side then you likely have an issue with the ulnar nerve. Of course, its possible you have a small fracture from that accident. See an orthopod if it doesn't get better with rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more

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After a car accident can your wrist start hrting. It has been abt 8 weeks and my right wrist is still sore and getting worse. No strength in it?

After a car accident can your wrist start hrting. It has been abt 8 weeks and my right wrist is still sore and getting worse. No strength in it?

Undiagnosed injury: It is not uncommon to have injuries to the wrist go undiagnosed after a car accident, especially if there were other injuries involved. If there is still significant pain after 8 weeks, you should probably be examined by a specialist to rule out a significant latent injury. ...Read more

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Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

5 mo old hand injury: You should immediately be seen by a Hand specialist , One can have injury to the tendons ,ligaments which can be equally painful and should be treated! ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause a perforation of the tfcc of the wrist?

Can a car accident cause a perforation of the tfcc of the wrist?

Depends on injury: Tfcc tears most often caused by twisting of the wrist but can also be caused by direct compression as can be seen in a car accident. ...Read more

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I sprained my wrist in a car accident. When i used ice for the first time, it actually made the pain worse? Just wondering if that means anything

Not necessarily: Although we usually recommend ice/cold for acute sprains some patients still do better with warm heat or alternating ice and heat. Also make sure you are not leaving ice on too long(not more than 15-20min at a time) as makes worse. See your doctor if pain swelling not improving or trouble moving wrist . May need x-ray. ...Read more

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I have a scar that just formed on my right wrist as a result of a car accident. Would steroid creams help lighten the scar. I have an Rx for Betamethasone. As Drs say… Could this possibly do any 'harm ' if use liberally and for short period of time?

I have a scar that just formed on my right wrist as a result of a car accident. Would steroid creams help lighten the scar. I have an Rx for Betamethasone. As Drs say… Could this possibly do any 'harm ' if use liberally and for short period of time?

Probably won't help: Hypertrophic scarring / keloid formation is a frustrating complication in some patients after trauma or surgery. A strong topical steroid like betamethasone may provide a minimal amount of improvement. Basically, you're taking advantage of the side effect of prolonged use which is skin thinning. Use a small amount 2x daily for a month to know if it's working. Injectable steroids might work better. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident over a year ago and hurt my sternum. My sternum still hurts past couple weeks worse than usually. When will pain stop.

See answer: Pain form a year ago, should have resolved at this point. At times, areas of previous injury can be exacerbated if that area gets re-injured or affected again by something. At times, injuries predispose you to always having some chance of pain that crops up in the area throughout your life. Check with your dr. As they know your case and may be able to provide some relief. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a broken vertebrate a few years ago from a car accident, i still have severe back pain. Could it be hurt? Or is it normal?

Not normal: There must be a reason for that severe back pain, most likely complication to the fracture or could be some thing is not related. Check it out with spine surgeon. ...Read more

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