symptoms of hairline fracture in wrist

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Hairline fracture to wrist feels like?

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Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well.
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Dr. Philip W. Chao answered:

How do I know that I have a hairline fracture on my wrist?

From an xray

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or an MRI if the xray is negative rarely they can also do a bone scan
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

How mighti know if i have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

Repeat Xray or MRI

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Initial Xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as Aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good luck
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Dr. Amir M. Khan answered:

How long does a hairline fracture to the wrist take to heal?

Depends

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bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function.
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I had a small hairline fracture to my wrist, how long for it to heal?

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Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal.
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Do i need surgery on hairline fracture? What effec on wrist if goes untreated?

NO

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A hairline fracture rarely requires surgery but likely requires a cast. If untreated it may do OK. However, if it shifts out of position because it was not properly protected then that may have serious consequences.
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I got an hairline fracture on my right wrist. Will I have decreased function when it heals?

Probably not

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A nondisplaced wrist fracture that is appropriately treated will, in most cases, not cause any permanent functional impairment.
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iIhave a hairline fracture in my right wrist how long will it take to heal and well that effect my basketball ?

Depends upon thbone

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A scaphoid can take 2-3 months but a radius only a few weeks
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

identifying a hairline fracture in the wrist in the flied i am an NREMT and was curious as too make a positive diagnoses ?

CT,MR or bone scan

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CT is reat for bone detalail & U can reformat into 2-D, also good to show healing. an MR will show edema and bleeding in the area of even a hairline fracrure, d not great for bone detail or 4 showing healing. bone scan is very sensative for bone activity in the area of a suspected Fx but is not specific $ fracture, only activity : infection, tumor etc i would go CT-MR if important.$$$$$$ ,
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Hairline fracture of wrist 26 yrs ago. No recent trauma but hurts when I move it, not swollen. What could cause the pain? What can I do to lessen it?

Not enough info

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Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain?
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