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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
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
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
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
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
It is possible: Yes it is possible but not very likely ...Read more
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
No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more
Is it okay to wiggle your fingers with a broken wrist. It is in a hard splint, to be castes next week?
How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?
???????????????: 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
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
Swelling and pain: Fractures of the wrist typically result in swelling, pain with movement, and pain to the touch. ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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
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
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