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What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?

What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?

Exercise: It will take some time and exercise to regain strength and motion in after a hand fracture . Most of the time the exercises can be done at home but if the hand is very stiff working with a physical or occupational therapist may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 long is it supposed to it take for a broken bone in your hand to recover?

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken bone in your hand to recover?

A fracture in adults: Varies in what one would consider recovery based upon location , mechanism of injury , the nature of the fracture, soft tissue , associated injury, general health, associated conditions and many many factors. Average time for a nondisplaced fracture in a healthy adult is 6-8 weeks but full bone strength will be longer. There are times fractures r moved when stable even if not healed fully. ...Read more

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Can walking in my cast hinder my broken bone recovery?

Can walking in my cast hinder my broken bone recovery?

Amy fractures: Do better is loaded, some feet are actually worse ( especially in elderly with osteoporosis) if not loaded while healing. Much depends upon the fracture, pattern location and general health of the injured. If your treating provider allows then walk but find out what too much or too little is. Likely running a marathon is too much and sitting all day and night too little. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Depends: If no pains: Or deformity or any complaints, we can leave it be, and maybe get some pt; if there is deformity we assess how does it affect the function of the hand? Then there is a possibility that in surgery we break the bone and realign it, then fix it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken bone that was aligned in an orthopedic cast to still hurt?

Is it normal for a broken bone that was aligned in an orthopedic cast to still hurt?

Sure it can: However, sometimes bony prominences if not well padded can hurt, similiarly, certain nerves can be compressed. So, if the pain is persistant and doesn't go away don't be afraid to call your doc and just let them know what is going on. ...Read more

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If you have a broken bone, will an orthopedist put you in a cast the same day you go in?

If you have a broken bone, will an orthopedist put you in a cast the same day you go in?

Sometimes: Some fractures (broken bones) can be safely casted the same day. However certain fractures especially that require setting or have extensive swelling are better if casted once your swelling subsides and your orthopedist deems it appropriate and safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken bone to hurt even if it's been in an orthopedic cast for almost a week now?

Yes: It is not atypical for broken bones to hurt for several weeks even in a cast. However, there should be progressive improvement. If your pain is worse in the cast, then you should have it rechecked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken bone to ache while in a plaster orthopedic cast?

Is it normal for a broken bone to ache while  in a plaster orthopedic cast?

Sure it can: However, sometimes bony prominences if not well padded can hurt, similiarly, certain nerves can be compressed. So, if the pain is persistant and doesn't go away don't be afraid to call your doc and just let them know what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more