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What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

Usually nothing: Sometimes you can get an allergic reaction if the cast it too tight your distal extermity will turn blue ask your doc who applied the cast. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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I put my arm out to break my fall and injured my wrist. How to tell if this looks fractured?

I put my arm out to break my fall and injured my wrist. How to tell if this looks fractured?

Xray : If it looks really crooked then it is probably broken to be sure an xray is a good thing some fractures can be quite subtle and xray does not always show these so occasionally fancier studies are needed. ...Read more

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Fractured my scphoid a year ago, and just received surgery two weeks ago.they put a screw in. Can I start trying to bend my wrist if I am careful ?

Fractured my scphoid a year ago, and just received surgery two weeks ago.they put a screw in. Can I start trying to bend my wrist if I am careful ?

Post Surgery: Anything having to do with post surgery instructions such as movement should be addressed by your surgeon. Every surgeon has their own specific instructions that they have found work best for their patients. Please contact your surgeon! ...Read more

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Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho,is this related

Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho,is this related

Check with tape: simple things first. Is it bigger. is the cuff smaller. did you button the tighter button. DId it go away. Was the writ injury recent. If not it wont be related. Likely you slept with it hanging out of the bed and it was swollen but it is now better. If it is swollen and stays swollen for more than a day. get it checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a wrist fracture near the thumb. The fracture is small but i put my wrist in cast. I am 18 years. Will this work? Or i need a surgery?

I have a wrist fracture near the thumb. The fracture is small but i put my wrist in cast. I am 18 years. Will this work? Or i need a surgery?

Depends: A picture of your x-ray is really necessary for any orthopaedic surgeon or upper extremity surgeon to have any idea what to advise on this manner. The scaphoid is a wrist bone on the thumb side that is notorious for being a difficult bone to heal, while a chip fracture off other bones on the thumb side can be significant only in that they indicate ligament injury (sprain). ...Read more

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Fell on wrist, bruising and some swelling. A week later it really hurts to put weight on it still but nothing else. Initial x Ray showed no fracture. ?

Should be rechecked : X-rays can definitely miss some kinds of fractures, especially initially. The good news is they tend not to be extremely serious fractures, but still can require different treatment. Sprains can also take a long time to heal. Sometimes a wrist mobilizer I can help. If you continue to have problems you should be rechecked ...Read more

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Untreated wrist fracture i broke my wrist in 3 places(all expose, seperated, not thru skin) at my apartment and unemployed.Not having insurenance, ER only put it in a brace. The worst brake is the large bone split lenghtwise.Its been 2&1/2 months with ver

Untreated wrist fracture i broke my wrist in 3 places(all expose, seperated, not thru skin) at my apartment and unemployed.Not having insurenance, ER only put it in a brace. The worst brake is the large bone split lenghtwise.Its been 2&1/2 months with ver

Your : Your question is a good one but absolutely impossible to answer in any meaningful way without knowing many more details of the injury, having a good exam, and seeing the x-ray at the very least. Assuming that this is a so-called articular fracture, that is in to the joint, one would have to know what the joint surfaces look like, how displaced the bone fragments are etc... While at 2 and 1/2 months you are already beyond the normal healing period for this type of fracture, you should still not delay in seeking a medical evaluation. At the very least you will be started on appropriate therapy. Even without insurance, see if there is not a local hospital clinic that can help out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

Stiff: small radial head fractures can be treated with a sling and early mobilization. You are at a high risk of stiffness developing. That stated a second opinion may set your mind to ease ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more