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Do thumb/wrist fractures always need to be casted?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If you have a completely non-displaced fracture you could be treated in a splint.

In brief: No

If you have a completely non-displaced fracture you could be treated in a splint.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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