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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 havent 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
My son has a hairline break to his wrist and is in a cast hes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer