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Doctor insights on: Non Displaced Wrist Fracture

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My doctor called today saying I have a non displaced wrist fracture. Have an appointment with an orthopedic in 2 weeks. What can I expect between now and then?

My doctor called today saying I have a non displaced wrist fracture. Have an appointment with an orthopedic in 2 weeks. What can I expect between now and then?

Splint????: I hope you are in some kind of splint? to protect your wrist.
if you are, then you are protected, .so keep it elevated, do not use that hand for anything. In my opinion it is very ridiculous for a patient with a fracture to wait two weeks before seeing a specialist. If I were you I will make calls to other specialist in town to get a sooner appointment.
if you do not, then go back to the ER. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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24 days after cast removed (casted 4 weeks) for non-displaced left wrist triquetrum chip fracture, son still has pain during baseball. Is this normal?

24 days after cast removed (casted 4 weeks) for non-displaced left wrist triquetrum chip fracture, son still has pain during baseball. Is this normal?

Triquetral avulsion: Fractures can take some time for pain to go away. There is not typically a structural issue, it is an avulsion o the tendinous attachment and capsular attachment to the bone. Sometimes after immobilization there is pain with extremes of flexion and deviation, for some of these casting is not used as stiffness can be a source of pain. Gentle ROM and time and therapy if needed typically suffices ...Read more

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What are the signs of broken wrist (colles fracture)?

What are the signs of broken wrist (colles fracture)?

Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi. My 9 yr old daughter broke her right hand bone (humerus) 5 days ago. It's a displaced closed fracture. Now she's having a fever. What should I do?

Hi. My 9 yr old daughter broke her right hand bone (humerus) 5 days ago. It's a displaced closed fracture. Now she's having a fever. What should I do?

Depends: The stress of the pain & healing process might be responsible for a low grade (<100.5) fever at her age but otherwise I can't relate it to the break. If she has a higher temperature or other symptoms, I would handle it as you would if the break had not occurred & call you pcp for some guidance. ...Read more

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How to repair a broken wrist?

How to repair a broken wrist?

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

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What are the tests for broken wrist?

What are the tests for broken wrist?

X-ray and Cat Scan: The first we use x-ray and may we need cat scan to better define the fragments. ...Read more

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How should you care for a broken wrist?

How should you care for a broken wrist?

See your doctor: Different fractures require different treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a broken wrist?

What should I do if I have a broken wrist?

See an Ortho surgeon: If your wrist is broken you need to have it fixed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. They will get a x-ray and possibly special tests and either set the fracture with a cast or operate on it if necessary. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a fractured wrist?

Help, what to do with a fractured wrist?

See md: If u have fractured your wrist see your pcp for a referral to an orthopedic [email protected] age 45 distal radius fractures that extend into the joint or are displaced (out of place) generally require orif (surgery w/plate and screws).Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing from a broken wrist. These restrictions are usually in place for six weeks. Failure to restrict your activities may cause the broken pieces to move out of place and worsen your hand and arm function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do with a fractured wrist?

Please tell me what to do with a fractured wrist?

Get it treated: Treatment could be as simple as casting or requiring surgery depending on how severe the fracture is. See an Orthpadic surgeon. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does a fractured wrist look like?

A fork: The classic discretion of a distal radius fracture by Dr Colles is a silver fork deformity. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my wrist ever be normal after being fractured?

Can be, if fx was --: Relatively simple one, without needing any procedures, except splinting/casting for up to 6-8 weeks, and once healed + pt & that should result in a normal wrist.

Complicated fx needing appropriate treatment including surgery can also result in a normal or near-normal wrist by experienced hands. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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