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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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I've removed kwires from my healed ulna and radius fracture and i would like to know when will i get full motion of wrist and when will it be stronger?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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I've removed kwires from my healed ulna and radius fracture and i would like to know when will i get full motion of wrist and when will it be stronger?

Much depends upon th: E extent of injury, residual deformity, tissue factors , general health etc, but assumong good health and adequate alignment for a n injury that was treatable with expectant decent results it typically is a 3-4 month procress from injury to feeling more normal but subtle things can linger for months later. Despite returning to full activity long before that. Note this is a very general answer. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. 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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How is supination made difficult with a radius fracture near the wrist?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How is supination made difficult with a radius fracture near the wrist?

Supination rotation: of the forearm to place the palm up often is diminished even with simple fractures that are casted because when one sits in a cast they tend to hold the forearm pronated when elevating, and for fractures that typically displace, slight pronation and flexion is the preferred casted position. Therapy is the first line of rx., encouraging motion , and doing exercises often helps to start ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
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How long will in take for my radius fracture to heal?

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How long will in take for my radius fracture to heal?

Variable: Radius fractures come in many varieties depending where the fracture is, the degree of displacement or malalignment, the method of treatment etc. Typically the bone can be stable for use after 6-8 weeks but return to normal function / use can take longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Full recovery after surgery for shifted radius fracture?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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10-16weeks: If there is no complications.

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

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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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What is the best treatment for a distal radius fracture?

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Radius fracture: it is hard to generally give a best answer for this very large category of injuries except to say that the treatment option is very specific with respect to the many factors such as age, extent of injury. displacement. articular involvement iopen or closed injury. Quality of soft tissues. And finally what the goals of treatment are and what the extent that the patient wants to go through things ...Read more

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Radius fracture for 10 days pass then do reduction, can the pulling cause the fracture from intra-articular become Comminuted?after pull seems worst?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Reducing fracture: does not add to comminution. It may make the comminution seem more apparent as the fracture is lined up. At times initial X-rays may not reflect all the comminution either as the rotation in the initial trauma views may not be as ideal for visualizing the joint or the fragmentation. Often with treatment more specific cray are taken. THE traumatic event far exceeds the force of a reduction maneuver ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?

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What is a left  colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present?  If my wrist is broke,  why does my elbow look broken too?

Have it checked: At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow. So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hirsch
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Distal radius fracture orif surgery 20 days aft inj, no restrictions or cast, went to wrk d except 3 post op, could this cause nonunion now in 8th mnt?

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Possibly: Searching for the reason for the non-union is not as productive as identifying the solution.Delayed union is nomally defined as three months without x-ray evidence of healing. Non union 6 months-so you need a solution-usually repeat surgery with bone graft. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Wood
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How long should I expect to be out of work? I went to the ER sun and was told that both my wrists are broken 1 with radical styloid fractured potentially scaphoid fracture, the otherdistal radius fracture. I work in customer service field on the computer

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For : For either one of these injuries alone, you could be expected to do computer work within a week or so, though a bit slower than your usual pace. However, with both wrists broken, it becomes much more difficult. Basic hygeine and eating can be difficult if both wrists are in casts. A radial styloid fracture, in and of itself, is not usually problematic and heals in about 6 weeks. However, it can be a marker for a more severe injury to the scapolunate ligament--part of the cornerstone of the wrist. You need to see a hand surgeon to determine if there is significant ligament instability. Sometimes the portion of the fracture that goes through the joint shifts and needs to be fixed surgically. Either of these situation would prolong the healing time. If there is indeed a scaphoid fracture, that wrist could be limited much longer, sometimes up to a year. The distal radius fracture depends on the fracture pattern. Most of these do not involve the joint, but can tip backwards and distort wrist mechanics. If it displaces, it may require surgery. Unfortunately, these can move at 2-3 weeks after injury. In short, your recovery time depends on the "personality" of the fractures and any associated injuries. If all goes especially well, you might be out of casts by 6 weeks, but there are a lot of other factors. ...Read more

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