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Non Displaced Wrist Fracture
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?
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
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
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
Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more
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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Had xray of my wrist doctor said it shows old fracture with callus formation, I had broken wrist bones 20 years ago could that be what seeing or newer?
New injury: Why the XRay? What did the Dr say? ...Read more
Non-displaced triquetrum chip fracture - left wrist - 4 weeks casted. Some soreness after activity rested 2 weeks. Soreness after activity normal?
Yes: Reactive swelling and discomfort in this time frame are perfectly normal. ...Read more
Is it common practice to withhold pain meds when a patent presents with a self inflicted injury (a displaced fracture in the hand)?
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
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
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
A fork: The classic discretion of a distal radius fracture by Dr Colles is a silver fork deformity. ...Read more
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
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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