Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Usually. Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace.

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Do thumb/wrist fractures always need to be casted?

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 more...

I have a wrist fracture near the thumb. The fracture is small but I put my wrist in cast. I am 18 years. Will this work? Or I need a surgery?

Depends. A picture of your x-ray is really necessary for any orthopaedic surgeon or upper extremity surgeon to have any idea what to advise on this manner. The scaphoid is a wrist bone on the thumb side that is notorious for being a difficult bone to heal, while a chip fracture off other bones on the thumb side can be significant only in that they indicate ligament injury (sprain). Read more...

Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast, kwires removal bennet fracture?

Yes. Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive. Read more...

I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today my hand are stiff what should I do?

Hand Fracture. First of all, what do you mean you removed it? Second stiffness is normal after being in a cast , range of motion exercises will help. Back to the first question, no one should remove their own cast, they are on there for a reason, how do you know your hand is healed. Go see your doc for follow up. Needs x-ray could be stiff cause still broken! Read more...

I had a fractured scaphoid about 9 months ago but after it healed I am still getting quite a bit of pain in my wrist and thumb?

Takes long time. Sorry but it takes a long time to heal even small bones at your age. You can see the orthopedist you saw before and get a repeat x-ray. They may have to break it and put in piano wire to hold it in exactly the right position. I hope your not a musician. To find the best ortho call up the symphony orchestra and find out who the players go to when they have a problem. Good luck! Read more...

I had a fractured scaphoid 3 maybe 4 months ago, I still get pail in the base of my thumb & radial side of my wrist. Could there be any complications?

Scaphoid Bone. The scaphoid bone:one of the most frequently fractured bones in the human body. Nonunion is a condition where a fracture fails to heal because of biological or mechanical factors. And, nonunion can be painful. Fractures heal with motion at the fracture site but not well. That is why doctors place casts, and in some cases, need to do surgery with pins or plates and screws. See orthopaedic surgeon. Read more...
Possible. The bone could have failed to heal properly. You should consult with ortho surgeon or hand surgeon for expert advice. Read more...