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Wrist Cast Pain
Reduction of dr wrist fracture failed, ortho said surgery won't hold. Wrist in cast but severe pain 2.5 weeks since injury. Is burning pain normal?
Burning abnormal: Let doctor know about burning. It is not normal. ...Read more
See below: Generally speaking, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal and thus, casts are on that amount of time (sometimes longer). ...Read more
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position. ...Read more
One question: What if you make a mistake and refracture your bone, or cut you skin or cause a serious injury? You make the decision, just be ready to take care of any complication by yourself. ...Read more
I broke both wrists three months ago and because of not having ibsurance til now haven't got casts put on...can they still be fixed?
Yes....: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon ASAP and have new X-rays of your wrists taken now. Then, the best treatment options can be determined, depending on what these x-rays show (example: position of the fractured bones, the degree of healing, etc.). You may also need additional imaging studies. So, see the orthopedist ASAP! Good luck! ...Read more
Yes they stay: Swelling for a while, usually the swelling go down in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Months: Depending on why you had the cast on, it may take several months for swelling to fully resolve. If you had a fracture or surgery, I usually tell my patients that it will take up to a year for everything to get back to normal, and that the wrist may always be a little bigger than it was befor. ...Read more
I don't know: Why don't you pick up the phone and call your orhto doctor? Is that simple. ...Read more
I broke my wrist. My cast is off, but it still feels like it is badly sprained. What should I do?
Symptoms: This may not be unusual and may be within normal for your fracture. Not all fractures are the same. You need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
My son has a hairline break to his wrist and is in a cast he's 11 years old how long will it take to heal?
A month or so.:
Kids tend to heal very quickly. The so-called "hairline" fracture describes a fracture that is only minimally displaced and as such is in a good position and typically has good remaining blood supply.
Additionally, the area of the wrist (if this represents a distal radius fracture) is typically very well vascularized and with the type of bone that heals quite quickly.
Good luck! ...Read more
Pulled out one of my pens from cast for my wrist but I was itching. It an I pulled out one of the pins what do I do?
Bennet frc closed reductiontreatment for 6 weeks, Cast and kwires removed 30days ago but stiffness in wrist still not fully gone.
I had surgery yesterday on my wrist due to 2 breaks I needed a wire put in place and a cast but now I'm at home and every time I move it it clicks.
Is it painful:
Either way you need to check with your surgeon to make sure everything in place and your repair is solid and intact
if it is painful definitely something is not right or out pf place
good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more
There are many: Variations depending upon the degree and severity of the fracture but a good ballpark figure is 8 weeks to heal but I always tell people that a fractured wrist functionally is a 3 to 4 month process of healing therapy and strengthening. ...Read more
Cast -> splint. ...: Changes are that when your cast is removed you will be put in a removable splint for a little while to allow you an opportunity to regain full motion and strength with some protection during higher risk activites. Depending on your injury you may also be asked to attend occupational or physical therapy for help with stretching and strengthing. ...Read more
Yes it's OK.: Don't do any physical altercation with your hubby! (joke!) best wishes! ...Read more
I would like to know everything about casts and broken wrists. How long do you have a cast on for a broken wrist?
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 "heal". ...Read more
Fractured my wrist on New Years eve! Op on New Years day. 2 K wires. Removal in 12 days. Cast for 14 days after. When can I go to gym And lift weight?
This must B asked of: -your surgeon as well as healing. For a young kid it is way 2 early, 6-8 wks minimum. Talk 2 your surgeon about this please! ...Read more