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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Have you ever broken your wrist and not had a cast?

Have you ever broken your wrist and not had a cast?

Yes: Yes, have had several patients who do not actually have to have a cast if the break is small with no angulation or displacement, but it always heals faster with some sort of splint. ...Read more

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How long are you in cast after a total wrist fusion?

How long are you in cast after a total wrist fusion?

Wrist Fusion: It depends somewhat on the extent of the trauma. Generally, 4-8 weeks are required to attain a successful result and the strength necessary before you take off the cast and begin physical therapy. ...Read more

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I fractureed my wrist. How long shopuld a cast be on?

I fractureed my wrist. How long shopuld a cast be on?

See below: Generally speaking, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal and thus, casts are on that amount of time (sometimes longer). ...Read more

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How long would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?

How long would it take for a wrist to heal without a cast?

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

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My wrist is still hurting while in a cast is this normal????

My wrist is still hurting while in a cast is this normal????

YES: However, the cast and wrist must be reexamined to make sure the pain is not from pressure due to cast or non-union of the the bones. Please contact the treatings orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

Yes: If fracutre is healed. Wrist will need some occupational therary to get it strong. Due to cast and inactivity the wrist will look thinner, will be stiff, and weak initially. Therapy will get wrist back to normal funciton. Go slow and steady. ...Read more

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Wrist feels fine now. Why go back if I can cut the cast off myself?

Wrist feels fine now. Why go back if I can cut the cast off myself?

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

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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

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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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How long should a broken wrist be required to spend in a cast?

How long should a broken wrist be required to spend in a cast?

6-7 weeks: As long as the fracture is not displaced then it should be in a cast 6-7 weeks ...Read more

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I broke my wrist. Just got the cast off and it's still swelling. Is this normal?

Yes they stay: Swelling for a while, usually the swelling go down in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to subside after the wrist cast comes off?

How long does it take for the swelling to subside after the wrist cast comes off?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Call doctor: You need to be evaluated by the orthopedic specialist who placed the cast. The cast may need replacing. Not something you can do on your own. ...Read more

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Bennet frc closed reductiontreatment for 6 weeks, Cast and kwires removed 30days ago but stiffness in wrist still not fully gone.

Bennet frc closed reductiontreatment for 6 weeks, Cast and kwires removed 30days ago but stiffness in wrist still not fully gone.

Takes time: You were castes for 6 weeks during which your fractured bone healed. It takes at least another 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation to expect return to normal. Sometimes symptoms never fully resolve. See your doctor or physical therapist for home exercises. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Do I need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of cast is needed. ...Read more

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Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

Broken wrist: Sometimes, but this depends on the stability of the fracture. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist clicking a week after cast removal. Why?

Wrist clicking a week after cast removal. Why?

Ligament injury: If your fracture healed in good position you should be evaluated by a good hand surgeon for a ligament injury. ...Read more

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How long will a fractured wrist be in the cast?

4-6 weeks: This depends on the fracture pattern and patient. Wrist fractures are commonly splinted for 7-10 days after injury to allow for swelling and then placed into a cast for 4 weeks. It is common to wear a removable brace for 2-4 weeks after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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How long would it take my broken wrist to heal with a cast on?

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

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What should I do next to heal my wrist injury after getting a cast?

What should I do next to heal my wrist injury after getting a cast?

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

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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

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