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I Have A Buckle Fracture In My Right Wrist What Are My Treatment Options
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Boxers fracture: Treatment depends on the nature of the fracture and the stability. In instances of stable fractures, a minimum of a splint is generally recommended for at least 3 weeks and more commonly 6 weeks. For unstable fractures with shortening, rotation, mal-alignment, displacement, etc, reduction (alignment) and fixation (pins, wires, screws, plates, etc) with casting may be required. ...Read more
I have a buckle fracture in my left wrist. Is it necessary to get a cast or could I just leave a splint on it?
Splint may be fine: A splint may be fine, depending upon time from injury and x-ray status. If you are already more than a couple weeks out from injury, a splint is likely fine, as long as it adequately protects your injured bone from further harm during the full 6 weeks of healing usually required for such a fracture. ...Read more
Depends on how-: -ago was the Fx. If it's been 8 wks or so get in2 C Ur provider. ...Read more
Buckle fractures: Are not present in adults. Perhaps you are referring to a non-displaced fracture. See a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon to clarify and get follow up. In the short term, any well fitting not too tight store bought wrist splint with support in it can help reduce irritation for many issues. ...Read more
My thirteen year old daughter has a "buckle fracture" on her wrist. Should I be concerned about possible weaknesses that would have caused this?
Not likely: Most often a "buckle fracture" is the result of trauma or injury. If there is a reasonable mechanism of injury (for example a fall) then a reasonable outcome is a buckle type of fracture. In the vast majority of cases, if this is appropriately treated, there are no long term sequelae. ...Read more
What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal? Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.
Varies: With the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the bony cortex and buckles on one side. Another involves the entire circumference or two sides and buckles in in more than one location. There are differing degrees of risk to the growth plate with each with continued mobility. If there is not obvious compromise of the growth plate, treatment can be a short leg walking cast for 3 weeks. Any complications involving the growth plate may require more aggressive treatment including surgical. ...Read more
My 9 year-old has a wrist buckle fracture. The dr. Put her in a cast 5" past the elbow. Is that a bit much? Can we put her in a wrist splint?
Buckle fracture: Yes. A buckle fracture is a very stable fracture and can be treated either way - a splint or cast. It comes down to 2 issues. Personal preference and if you can trust the child to keep it on at all times but washing. The only downside to splinting is it may take a little more time to completely heal but that is a small trade off compared to no washing with a cast and possible cast complicatons. ...Read more
I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?
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 more
Yes: If it is a minimal fracture.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mri results show three torn ligaments in wrist with possible hamate fracture. Injury was 5 weeks ago, what is the treatment?
Depends: Must have been a serious injury to cause that much damage. Not all ligament tears need surgery, but if needed ligament repairs should be done early rather than late. Sounds like you should see a hand surgeon to get things checked out. Maybe even a second opinion. Ligament repair surgery of the wrist is quite involved with a minimum of 3-4 month recovery. ...Read more
Iihave a hairline fracture in my right wrist how long will it take to heal and well that effect my basketball?
Depends upon thbone: A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks. ...Read more
I am having right wrist pain that is different from the normal pain I have. It's like something feels broken or fractured. I can't hold anything?
70 yr old man had an accident wrist fractured but now its fine but I cant completely close right wrist. What's the reason for this?
I had duel scaphoid, arm and hand fractures in 2003. I had surgery on the right wrist and hand. What kind of long term pain should I expect?
Depends: It depends if the fractures were displaced, how the fracture healed, and how much of the joint was involved. As your injuries are already 8-9 years old, you should have a good idea depending on your current function. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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