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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

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Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Usually: Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace. ...Read more

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Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read more

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Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Depends but: Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the point where there are no restrictions. That is also true for compound fractures but it depends on their severity. ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months ago. What should I do?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months ago. What should I do?

Most avulsion : Fractures ont have a structural issue but make sure the label avulsion fracture isn't something else stiffness after even a small fracture needs therapy to get started in the proper direction tak to your treating physician for a referral to hand therapy. ...Read more

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Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. been in cast for 2 weeks. new cast tomorrow. can i take this cast off for tonight to wash?

Don't remove : It is best to not remove the cast put on by the doctor. They can wipe you leg down when they change out you cast. If you truly have a non displaced fibular fracture, you may be eligible for a fracture boot. These can be removed for showers or bathing. Check with your treating provider. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bearing) may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Fell 4/24.  Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Trauma pain: With a navicular avulsion fracture and bilateral sprains, i would not recommend doing squats or being active over the next 6 weeks. If you continue to have pain in your knee you definitely should be evaluated in person and have radiographs as well! ...Read more

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Im nailing 4 tibia fibula fracture&a plaster beneath knee on for 6weeks.What improvement should I expect from xray when plaster.Taken off 2day?Anxious

Fracture care: At 6 wks s/p im nailing of tib/fib with removal of cast, the typical radiography would show bone callus and at least 75% healing across fracture sites. This is usually seen in a healthy patient with no co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Fibula fracture, cast removed 6 weeks, fracture still not healed (gap). No boot ordered. X rays on profile. Worried about walking w/o boot. Advice please

Fibula fracture, cast removed 6 weeks, fracture still not healed (gap). No boot ordered. X rays on profile. Worried about walking w/o boot. Advice please

Are you having : Depending on the type and location of fracture this could all be normal. People are usually apprehensive when a cast is taken off. If pain persists with walking see your doctor or get a second opinion. Thank you. ...Read more

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Broke fibula and sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?

Broke fibula and sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?

Possible but alnorma: If the fracture is healing you may be feeling a normal healing response with bone healing called callous. However you should follow up wi your doctor for exam and x-ray. ...Read more

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Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

Possible injury: Inability to bend or extend your thumb after a distal radius fracture may be the result of tendon injury. It would be best to be seen by your Orthopaedic surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Why cast arm for broken finger?

Why cast arm for broken finger?

Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read more

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Depends: It will depend on how it was treated, by surgery or just y a cast, but an estimate would be 8-12 weeks, it also depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more

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