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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?

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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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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How is supination made difficult with a radius fracture near the wrist?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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How long will in take for my radius fracture to heal?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

Tendons to the thumb: cross over the radius and can be irritated and painful when there is a distal radius fracture. the thumb tendon that raises the thumb can be prone to rupture also. the thumb muscle that flexes the tip originates on the radius and surgery can disturb it transiently. Speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a distal radius fracture?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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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?

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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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

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