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What can I do if I bent my radius wrist bone a tiny bit, and have a greenstick 'fracture'?

What can I do if I bent my radius wrist bone a tiny bit, and have a greenstick 'fracture'?

Cast : Typically a minimally displaced radius fracture will be immoblized for 4-6 weeks to allow the fracture to heal that assumes that the iniital fracture is lined up in an acceptable positon. If it is not, you might need to have the fracture reduced. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I broke my ulna and radius. My wrist is now misaligned. What can I do?

I broke my ulna and radius. My wrist is now misaligned. What can I do?

Get professioal help: Seek expert and experienced professionals for the best reduction possible and post operative care. ...Read more

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Broke my wrist(left radius) 10 months ago, still can't put much weight on it. Do you think it may have healed improperly?

Broke my wrist(left radius) 10 months ago, still can't put much weight on it. Do you think it may have healed improperly?

Consult hand surgeon: Significant pain 10 months following a radius fracture warrants evaluation by your treating surgeon. However, pain and limited weight bearing capacity can occur following severe distal radius fractures. Bottom line: make sure your surgeon addresses your concerns. ...Read more

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How often do I need physiotherapy for fractured wrist (radius)?

How often do I need physiotherapy for fractured wrist (radius)?

SOMETIMES: It all depends upon the severity of the fracture and the length of treatment sometimes I do not send to therapy but allow the patient to follow up in a week or two and note progress (or lack of) other times the other extreme...Therapy is clearly needed often 3-4 x per week. ...Read more

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Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Cyst: A benign ganglion cyst is common in the wrist and may well be what you have. A physician or hand surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis especially since you have discomfort in your wrist, however. ...Read more

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Had distal radius 813.42 surgery, then a external fixator on for a month after surgery. Now removed, but wrist & fingers are very stiff, Wrist wont flex up at all. Is this normal? How long to recover?

Had distal radius 813.42 surgery, then a external fixator on for a month after surgery. Now removed, but wrist & fingers are very stiff, Wrist wont flex up at all. Is this normal? How long to recover?

Surgeries vary: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and surgeries vary especially more involved ones. BUT, stiffness is pretty much universal. If there's some deformity from the accident then range of motion might not ever return fully. PHYSICAL THERAPY would generally be given for months after. ...Read more

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Hello, I am experiencing severe pain in my wrist on my right hand from the trapezium through to the radius.

Hello, 
I am experiencing severe pain in my wrist on my right hand from the trapezium through to the radius.

Scaphoid bone fx: Not knowing what you have done or your medical condition, likely sprained wrist/hand. If significant trauma, more concern is fractured scaphoid. Splint wrist for one week, ice 4x daily for 15 minutes, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain. If not better in one week or if significant trauma (fall on hand/wrist) then important to get xray to rule out fractured scaphoid bone. ...Read more