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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
Wrist fracture: Could occur with a nondisplaced her hairline injury that doesn't swell much but still is important to be treated especially if it's a scaphoid fracture or intra-articular fracture of the radius with the step off in the joint surface x-rays and proper evaluation always are important ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb or wrist: Injuries do not all need to be casted some are treated with a removable splint for a part-time spot and depending upon the degree of injury the age of the injury the age of the patient the stability of the fracture and other factors that come into play. And orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon spend years figuring out what to treat and how to do it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
70 yr old man had an accident wrist fractured but now its fine but I cant completely close right wrist. Whats the reason for this?
Depends: The bones that can fracture in the wrist can change the alignment of the joint forever. Talk to your surgeon about hand therapy or further surgical care, if appropriate. Preventing the next fall is also an important concern - a Rehabilitation referral can help with gait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist fracture : Takes 6-8 weeks for most . A nondisplaced hairline fracture can take less and a scaphoid can take longer. After a fracture it still may take a month or two to fell less swollen and stiff even when radiologicallt healed. Overall i tell most that it is a 3-4 month process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 weeks: In general, wrist fractures take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Most patients are allowed to resume full unrestricted activity after 3 months. However, not all wrist fractures are the same. More severe ones will take longer to heal, and patients with other medical conditions or who have poor bone density, may take longer as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist fracture : The cost depends on the type of surgey required. The cheapest will be just a reduction of the fracture and application of splint/cast in an office setting. This may cost under $1000. However if pins or plates are required with a hospitalization the cost can run much higher. The best idea is to discuss with your surgeon and the billing office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer