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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What kind of wrist exercises can I do with a scaphoid fractures?

What kind of wrist exercises can I do with a scaphoid fractures?

Very little: I would recommend very little wrist exercise other than minimal range of motion exercises until you have confirmed that the scaphoid has healed. Timing of exercises also depends on the type of treatment you received. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

Cardio: While you cannot lift weights, you can still participate in cardio activities, such as running, hiking or stationary cycling. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do while wearing a brace for a fractured wrist?

What exercise can I do while wearing a brace for a fractured wrist?

Isometrics for FX: Avoid motions. Keep the fractured area well splinted. Can do isometric muscle contractions as long as it does not produced prolonged pain afterwords (over 20 minutes) and does not cause any swelling. Some bone stress might even help healing, but not motions. ...Read more

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I got a wrist fractured a T shaped plate was planted in my hand 6 7 months ago its recovered now iam having some issues at my gym while my exercise.

I got a wrist fractured a T shaped plate was planted in my hand 6 7 months ago its recovered now iam having some issues at my gym while my exercise.

What are your issues: Not sure what your problems are, but generally after surgery for wrist fractures there is some loss of motion of that wrist. This should get better with time but may take over a year to get better on its own. You should check with your surgeon to be sure everything is going ok and they may send you to see a therapist to help you get back to the gym without pain. ...Read more

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Wrist fracture pronation and supination. What exercises do docs recommend for this?

Wrist fracture pronation and supination. What exercises do docs recommend for this?

Depends: What kind of fracture will determine the proper rehab including supination and pronation. This infor should be conveyed by your doc to the pt folks. ...Read more

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What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture?

What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture?

Move fingers: Finger stiffness most common problem after cast treatment for wrist fractures. Must be able to make a full fist and open hand fully while in the cast. ...Read more

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What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture ?

Anything but: You can do anything but get the cast wet or have your wrist be lower than your heart. The more that you move your elbow, shoulder and digits, the faster and better will your recovery be. ...Read more

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Have dorsal wrist fracture,getting married in 11 weeks;worried about muscle atrophy & muscle tone- obviously want to look my best & now can't exercise?

Have dorsal wrist fracture,getting married in 11 weeks;worried about muscle atrophy & muscle tone- obviously want to look my best & now can't exercise?

Treat the fracture: first and foremost. Second at a time and point ones progress there may a role for resumption of aerobic activity and certainly working on one core and lower extremities. Vigourous activity however can lead to increased blood flow and at times pain and swelling in the injured upper extremity so make sure one can tolerate this and speak to your treating physician regarding specific precautions ...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