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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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Every time I apply pressure to my radius, I feel it and my ulna shift at the wrist joint, what is wrong?

Every time I apply pressure to my radius, I feel it and my ulna shift at the wrist joint, what is wrong?

DRUJ? TFCC: It's time to get evaluated. Pain and shifting at the wrist could be a variant of normal or even being a sign of an injury to your DRUJ or TFCC. Both are critical structures, see your orthopedic surgeon today who will examine you and get initial imaging as well. Many times an MRI is needed. ...Read more

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I got broken radius and ulna half arm cast almost 3months there is a bit pain in my wrist for quite sometimes what is that? What should I do?

I got broken radius and ulna half arm cast almost 3months there is a bit pain in my wrist for quite sometimes what is that? What should I do?

Evaluation: The forearm is a very complex part of our skeleton that relies on a smooth relationship between the wrist and the elbow. Breaking your radius and ulna disrupts that relationship and may be the cause of your pain. In addition to that, the broken bones are just part of a wider injury

discuss this pain with the person treating your fracture or a second opinion if you need more information. ...Read more

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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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Are there any long term effects on wrist or hand of surgically fixed (plates and screws) proximal fractures in both ulna and radius of same forearm?

Are there any long term effects on wrist or hand of surgically fixed (plates and screws) proximal fractures in both ulna and radius of same forearm?

Possibly: The long term effects are related more to the fracture itself, rather than the paltes and scews. In normal wrist motion the radius bone rotates around the ulna bone, so a fracture tio either bone can cause a deformity which can limit this rotation. ...Read more

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Hx of approx 30 fractures l arm/wrist, lately a lot of pain n fluid in wrist where radius/ulna meet metacarpals. Is n ultrasound needed any radiation?

Hx of approx 30 fractures l arm/wrist, lately a lot of pain n fluid in wrist where radius/ulna meet metacarpals. Is n ultrasound needed any radiation?

What about MRI?: Ultrasound does not use radiation, and can be used to look for fluid or evaluate soft tissues, but it is not good for looking at the bones themselves.

Consider MRI to look for fluid, at the soft tissues, and inside the bones at the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? Two metal rods still in place today. Allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? Two metal rods still in place today. Allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Check with a Hand MD: With a history of previous wrist trauma, it is worrisome that you are now having increased wrist pain. Recommend xrays and a consult with a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

It certainly may: The break (fracture) extends into a joint itself in an adult. In such cases it may be very important to restore the joint by surgery.
In children it is not rare that both forearm bones are broken like a green stick snapping (we call these "greenstick" fractures); usually treated well in a cast, often including the elbow.
In adults, "both bone" forearm fractures usually require surgery to fix. ...Read more

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What should I do if I broke my right hand both bones, radius and ulna, and it is not healing?

What should I do if I broke my right hand both bones, radius and ulna, and it is not healing?

See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome. ...Read more

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Why ulna heal faster than radius?

Why ulna heal faster than radius?

Bones heal at equal: Rates given there is equal amount of injury. So more energy into an injury with greater fragmentation may seem to be something that takes longer to heal or a bone that was displaced or has a poor blood supply. The ulna may have a small styloid fracture commonly with a radius fracture and it may seem in this case to "heal" faster as the fracture is less complex in this certain situation ...Read more

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If I snapped my radius and ulna in half basically, how long until I can lift weights again? I have 2 plates and 12 screws.

If I snapped my radius and ulna in half basically, how long until I can lift weights again? I have 2 plates and 12 screws.

Depends: That is a question that you will have to discuss with the orthopedist who did the surgery. That person will have the information that you will need. It is impossible to give that information without the surgical report, etc. ...Read more

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How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more

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Just had a radius ulna surgery, how long to recover?

Just had a radius ulna surgery, how long to recover?

2 - 3 months: Usually it takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal. Then you will need some time to rehab and restore strength and rom. Your surgeon can give you the best estimate. ...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?

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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Hello, I have a malunion in my radius and also my ulna I have metalwork present, I rebroke it at the end of the metalwork, can it be fixed?

Hello, I have a malunion in my radius and also my ulna I have metalwork present, I rebroke it at the end of the metalwork, can it be fixed?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the deformity and fracture, and level of function, a decision can be made to immobilize it until healed again, or to remove the hardware and re-address the fracture surgically. Often with malunions this requires cutting the bone, re-setting and fixing it and probable augmentation with bone graft and immobilization. ...Read more

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What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain?

What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain?

Depends on where: The nerve is being impinged. If it at the usual place in the ulnar groove at your elbow, you would need an elbow pad, not a wrist brace ...Read more

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Will it be ok for me to play rugby league after I broke my ulna and radius on 2010.

Will it be ok for me to play rugby league after I broke my ulna and radius on 2010.

Yes: I assume you had a plating of your radius and ulna if they were broken mid forearm.3 yrs post-op your fractures should be well- healed and there is no contraindication to returning to contact sports. Check w/ your ors as he knows your condition. Removing the plates and then returning to contact sports has a higher incidence of re- fracture. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wrist X-ray showed a dark spot about the size of a nickle on my ulna. Should I be concerned?

Depends: It depends on the features of the spot. Some spots are benign looking, while other are not. More information about the spot (such as a radiology report) would be helpful in telling me whether it is of concern or not. ...Read more

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Pain in scaphoid, lunate, and radius area. Intense amount of pressure. Dr. said my ulna is shorter than radius. Could that cause my issues? No injury.

Probably not!: Your radius and ulna are the 2 bones in your forearms and they are normally of different lengths, so to say that one is shorter than the other is a nonsensical statement. That's like telling you that your parents are older than you are. Obviously true but irrelevant to your concern! Now, as to why the bones in your wrist hurt I am not sure but a rheumatologist might give you some insights or a han ...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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If I broke my ulna just below the wrist but I'm experiencing range of motion loss and pain how do I have this fixed?

Physical therapy: Should help that. Ask your Orthopedist to refer you for multiple visits. It will take at least 4-8 weeks of PT for good results. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot lift my head and it hurts all the way down between my shoulder blade down to my ulna nerve + wrist?

What to do if I cannot lift my head and it hurts all the way down between my shoulder blade down to my ulna nerve + wrist?

Cervical spine doc.: You should see a cervical spine orthopedic surgeon. You may have a pinched nerve or bulging/herniated disc, that may be giving you your symptoms. He or she would start with xrays, and then determine if you'd need any further diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Nearly hard lump located at the distal radius that almost extends to the medial aspect of the ulna. Not painful and not very moveable. Ideas?

Wrist joint lump?: If near or at your wrist it is likely a synovial cyst or "ganglion." It is a piece of joint lining that is growing & making joint fluid that forms in a hard lump from a joint where it starts. Unfortunately, the only Rx that may be permanent is surgical with careful attention to removing the stalk between the cyst and the joint. Hitting it can break the cyst but it only reforms larger. ...Read more

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I have ulnar sided pain when I flex my wrist with my wrist torqued towards my ulna. If I flex wrist in neutral position, the pain is not noticeable.?

Strain: Due to some stressful movements u may have some strain in ur tendons. Avoid testing frequently, rest for 1 week warm shower, wrist brace and may take ASA or Alleve. U will be fine ...Read more

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Hello I broke my left radius and ulna about a week ago. How long do you think it would take to heal and does breaking multiple bones make your recovery time longer than usual.

Hello I broke my left radius and ulna about a week ago. How long do you think it would take to heal and does breaking multiple bones make your recovery time longer than usual.

6-8 weeks: Is the usual time frame we quote people with regard to bone healing. Yes, breaking more bones at the same time can prolong the recovery as there is also a lot of soft tissue repair that has to take place. You are young so more likely to be at the shorter end of the time frame. If you are a smoker - STOP! This has been shown to speed up bone repair. ...Read more