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What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing from a broken wrist. These restrictions are usually in place for six weeks. Failure to restrict your activities may cause the broken pieces to move out of place and worsen your hand and arm function. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

Elevated on pillows: Its always best to try to keep the limb elevated after a fracture to decrease swelling. Placing the arm on pillows to the side as one sleeps is one way to accomplish this. ...Read more

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Weeks later and here I am, with an unhealed wrist. Could it be that I was misdiagnosed with a broken wrist?

Weeks later and here I am, with an unhealed wrist. Could it be that I was misdiagnosed with a broken wrist?

Possibly?: Don't have much info about what happened to you, but wrist sprains can take just as long (and sometimes longer) than broken bones to heal. There are also some wrist fractures (the scaphoid) that may not be obvious on x-rays performed immediately, but may be more apparent on x-rays done a week or so later. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you cope with a broken wrist?

How can you cope with a broken wrist?

Be patient: A broken wrist will eventually heal. It is the position in which it heals that we are most concerned about. Once the fracture is stable enough, range of motion exercises should begin. Try using your upper limb as normally as possible. Your doctor and physical therapist will guide you through the recovery process. It can take up to a year to reach maximal recovery, so be patient. ...Read more

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What could you do with a broken wrist?

What could you do with a broken wrist?

Cast vs. Surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is. ...Read more

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What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

Doctor approved: While certain exercises are ok to do with a broken wrist it depends on the amount of swelling and stability of the fracture. Only the treating doctor should approve. ...Read more

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Is there a way to continue training even with a broken wrist?

Is there a way to continue training even with a broken wrist?

Depends: It depends on what you are training for a how stable the wrist fracture is. If you are in a cast you can run and use some weight machines, if you had surgery you may be able to do more. Ask you orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

You shouldn't lift: A broken wrist or forearm should be immobilized and not used until healed. To do otherwise could cause poor healing or a deformity. Be patient, treat it properly and you'll be back at full strength at no time. ...Read more

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How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

Depends: It depends, minor breaks are ok with a short cast, more significant breaks need a cast up past the elbow, depends a lot on pain level with any movement and if any bones were displaced. ...Read more

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What upper body exercises is it safe to do with a broken wrist?

Very few: Assuming you are in a cast or restrictive brace, it's very challenging and can be risky to get a good upper body workout with a wrist fracture. At times, low risk, low-resistance exercise such as use of a theraband can be utilized once a fracture has stabilized and is in the later healing stages. Consult with your treating physician to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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What are possible complications for an otherwise healthy diabetic child with a broken wrist?

What are possible complications for an otherwise healthy diabetic child with a broken wrist?

Few: Fortunately, children heal beautifully from broken bones due to their remodeling ability. Diabetes really should not have a great impact on the situation & will not likely influence treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wiggle your fingers with a broken wrist. It is in a hard splint, to be castes next week?

Yes in fact: It is good for circulation, preventing stiffness and reducing pain. While the first time fingers move it may hurt more often it will feel better once they get going. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add:
rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sleep, the arm will stay up your level all night. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

???????????????: Often pin (metal wires) are placed across a fracture. This is usually done under some type of anesthetic. Once placed, they usually don't cause much of a problem (even to take out). The reaction around them subsides rather quickly and unless you bump them or traumatize them, you may not know they are present. Check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What constitutes a broken wrist and how is it treated?

What constitutes a broken wrist and how is it treated?

Wrist fracture: It constitutes a whole continuum from bone bruise, growth plate injury, greenstick fracture, nondisplaced/displaced/cominuted/intraarticular/closed, all the way to open fracture. Location and severity determine the treatment: splint or casting, up to surgical intervention of ex fix, orif, pins, plates and screws, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause wrist pain 12 years after a broken wrist?

What can cause wrist pain 12 years after a broken wrist?

Malunion: If the fracture did not heal correctly or a malunion, over 10-12 years the wrist bones will shift out of position and lead to arthritis causing the wrist pain. See a hand surgeon for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

Swelling and pain: Fractures of the wrist typically result in swelling, pain with movement, and pain to the touch. ...Read more

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When before the swelling of broken wrist go down, roughly?

When before the swelling of broken wrist go down, roughly?

A routine fractured: Wrist can stay "swollen" for a year or two.
If you really look critically at hte skin of the hand and the blood vessles on the back of the hand (especially noticelabel when one comparers on side to another) the amount of sweeping if it is localized, painful, causing tendons to rub or click or not getting slowly better can be a concern that should make one speak to the treating provider. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it back. Is this a sign of a broken wrist?

My wrist hurts when I bend it back. Is this a sign of a broken wrist?

Depends: The information you provided is not enough to make a diagnosis. Was there trauma? Where is it painful? How painful? What type of pain? Etc. Etc. I recommend that you be evaluated and x-ray done if you think you could have broken it! ...Read more

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What happens if a broken wrist goes untreated? Does it require surgery?

Depends!: Treatment for a broken wrist varies from simple splinting to extensive surgery depending on how bad the fracture is. You cannot tell how bad the fracture is without an x-ray. If the fracture heals in a bad position it can be difficult or sometimes impossible to fix later. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel the difference between a sprained and broken wrist?

Is it possible to feel the difference between a sprained and broken wrist?

Sometimes: It is clearly evident based on appearance feel and deformity a
while at other times x-rays or even MRI is needed. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I can write again after healing from a broken wrist?

Writing should be: A thing you are doing now. As use of fingers and structures ie the muscles of the fingers that start in the forearm is good therapy and exercise even if still being treated. Writing does not just come fromthe wrist or fingers but the brain and the entire arm. One can write even with a pen taped to a cast without fingers! . The sooner one starts doing "normal" activity the quicker you feel normal. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has a broken wrist how much vicodine can I give him he's 12 and weighs 125 pounds?

What can I do if my son has a broken wrist how much vicodine can I give him he's 12 and weighs 125 pounds?

5-7 mg every 4 hrs: Dose is based on weight. If you have liquid form you can give two or three teaspoons every 4-6 hours. If you have the 5/500 pills you should give no more than 8 per day total. I suggest one pill every 4 hours to begin, and increase to two pills every 4-6 hours if needed. ...Read more

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I have a broken wrist. My wrist is really hot and my fingertips are cold. What is wrong? And how can I fix it?

I have a broken wrist. My wrist is really hot and my fingertips are cold. What is wrong? And how can I fix it?

Swelling: Swelling from the fracture with bleeding from the fractured bones can produce the heat. If the swelling gets extreme, and you're in a cast or splint, then it can reduce the circulation to the fingers. The best bet is to keep it elevated as much as possible. If you have a cast or splint, check with your doctor to see if it is too tight. ...Read more

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How to repair a broken wrist?

How to repair a broken wrist?

Caring for a: Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed, using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read more