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Orthopedic I have a friend who broke her wrist her doctor wants her to get a X-ray every week is that normal?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No

Some fractures particularly to the sacaphoid may not be evident on initial films, and repeat x-rays are performed 2 weeks later to rule out this type of fracture.
Weekly x rays are excessive unless the reduction is unstable and they are assessing the need for open reduction with internal fixation.

In brief: No

Some fractures particularly to the sacaphoid may not be evident on initial films, and repeat x-rays are performed 2 weeks later to rule out this type of fracture.
Weekly x rays are excessive unless the reduction is unstable and they are assessing the need for open reduction with internal fixation.
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: He must have a good

Reason? This is not the usual procedure.

In brief: He must have a good

Reason? This is not the usual procedure.
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