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How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

About 6 wks: If the wrist is pinned, it will be fairly strong after surgery, but in most cases one will not want to use it a lot for about 6 weeks. It can be different from surgery to surgery, however, and the orthopedic surgeon doing the surgery can provide the best advice. In most cases, physical therapy will be prescribed to speed and improve recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are the signs of broken wrist (colles fracture)?

Many: Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity. The only way to know for sure is an x-ray. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have a wrist fracture?

How do you know when you have a wrist fracture?

Pain is a warning: Although the deformity helps the diagnosis it may not be evident. You can have an occult fracture where no deformiy or x-ray is initally present. You can also have a stress fracture which is an overuse injury. If there is local pain and swelling i would consider it broken until repeat x-rays are done in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

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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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more