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Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavyweight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavyweight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Sprain: It may be just a sprain. It you are able to move it and there is minimal swelling a fracture is unlikely. However, if it remains painful an x-ray would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Is my wrist broken or sprained if straight but achey?

Is my wrist broken or sprained if straight but achey?

Only an xray can tel: Some wrist fractures have no obvious deformity get a xray scaphoid torus radial styloid hamate frx ro name a fewxalso wrist ligament injuries are serious tfcc tear strain get an orho eval. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is broken?

How to tell if my wrist is broken?

An x-ay is needed: The small bones in the wrist can be particularly difficult to see if a fracture is present. A follow uop x-ray or even an MRI may be needed if the inital x-rays are non-revealing. ...Read more

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How can you tell if wrist is broken?

An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture of the wrist or of any bone is with an x-ray. An orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon is needed if fracture exists. ...Read more

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How can I know if my wrist is broken?

How can I know if my wrist is broken?

Consult your PCP: If you notice deformity to wrist appearance or severe continuous pain, consult your physician for referral to an orthopedic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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How to know if my wrist is broken/sprained/fractured?

How to know if my wrist is broken/sprained/fractured?

Med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got really drunk and woke up with a lot of injuries. Don't remember much. How can you tell if your wrist is broken?

Yesterday I got really drunk and woke up with a lot of injuries. Don't remember much. How can you tell if your wrist is broken?

Great deal of pain: A broken wrist is very swollen and painful — if you have concerns, go to your doctor or an urgent care and they can examine you and get films. The fact that you seem more concerned with your wrist than you are with blackout drinking concerns me that you are in a great deal of denial. You need help before it gets even worse, talk to your doctor or other health care provider, consider aa/other help. ...Read more

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Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Big difference.: A broken wrist is usually very painful and there will be swelling and limitation of motion. There may also be deformity of the appearance. A broken vein usually causes some black and blue around the area and tends to get better relatively quickly. If any doubt, you should either see your md or go to an urgent care. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

How do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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My wrist is broken, no joint involvement. I have had the cast on for 24 hours. The hand is slightly swollen. It wasn't before the cast. Is this normal?

Yes but: Swelling after the fracture is common. If there's too much swelling the compression of the circulation or the neurologic system can cause serious problems. If there any questions you should ask your physician. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots.
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My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

Difficult to say: Without actual exam. Numbness is probably because of nerve injury. X-rays can tell if there is any fracture. It sounds like a significant injury, so it is best to take her to ed for exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be out of work? I went to the ER sun and was told that both my wrists are broken 1 with radical styloid fractured potentially scaphoid fracture, the otherdistal radius fracture. I work in customer service field on the computer

How long should I expect to be out of work? I went to the ER sun and was told that both my wrists are broken 1 with radical styloid fractured potentially scaphoid fracture, the otherdistal radius fracture. I work in customer service field on the computer

For : For either one of these injuries alone, you could be expected to do computer work within a week or so, though a bit slower than your usual pace. However, with both wrists broken, it becomes much more difficult. Basic hygeine and eating can be difficult if both wrists are in casts.

A radial styloid fracture, in and of itself, is not usually problematic and heals in about 6 weeks. However, it can be a marker for a more severe injury to the scapolunate ligament--part of the cornerstone of the wrist. You need to see a hand surgeon to determine if there is significant ligament instability. Sometimes the portion of the fracture that goes through the joint shifts and needs to be fixed surgically. Either of these situation would prolong the healing time. If there is indeed a scaphoid fracture, that wrist could be limited much longer, sometimes up to a year.

The distal radius fracture depends on the fracture pattern. Most of these do not involve the joint, but can tip backwards and distort wrist mechanics. If it displaces, it may require surgery. Unfortunately, these can move at 2-3 weeks after injury.

In short, your recovery time depends on the "personality" of the fractures and any associated injuries. If all goes especially well, you might be out of casts by 6 weeks, but there are a lot of other factors. ...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

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How can you heal a broken wrist?

How can you heal a broken wrist?

Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disability so it is imperative that you seek proper evaluation and treatment. In other words, go see your family doctor or a hand specialist without delay! ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken wrist?

What are the tests for broken wrist?

X-ray and Cat Scan: The first we use x-ray and may we need cat scan to better define the fragments. ...Read more

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How can one care for a broken wrist?

How can one care for a broken wrist?

Cast or surgery: It depends on the fracture and your age. If under 70 and you have a distal radius fracture it needs to be reduced, but if the reduction slips you need to consider having surgery. If there is a crush or intraarticular step off you need surgery. If the wrist fracture is of one of the carpal bones and is non-displaced you can be treated in a cast if there is any displacement you should have surger. ...Read more

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What can be done for a broken wrist?

What can be done for a broken wrist?

Cast/splint: Most broken wrists will need immobolization with either a cast or velcro splint. It depends on which bones are involved. ...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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How should you care for a broken wrist?

See your doctor: Different fractures require different treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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Broken wrist how long typically to mend?

Broken wrist how long typically to mend?

Broken wrist: Is a very big term. It can mean a hairline fracture in a bone tha heals fast or a displaced fracture in a bone that has bad blood supply. Simple nondisplaced fractures are casted for 3-4 weeks often but complex fractures in some bones of the wrist (that don't have surgery) can be casted for 9-12 weeks. The inure, the ;ovation, the pattern, health factors, smoking, all play a role in time to mend ...Read more

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When will a broken wrist typically heal?

6 weeks: A wrist fracture (distal radius fracture) will generally heal in 6 weeks. The healing time can be longer, though, particularly in smokers. ...Read more

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