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How long after a wrist fracture operation will my wrist return to normal?
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 3-6 months
For most surgically treated wrist fractures, one begins to increase their activity level on a progressive basis beginning early in the recovery.
However, the bone can take as much as 3 months to heal and then recovering strength, motion, coordination and endurance can take longer.

In brief: 3-6 months
For most surgically treated wrist fractures, one begins to increase their activity level on a progressive basis beginning early in the recovery.
However, the bone can take as much as 3 months to heal and then recovering strength, motion, coordination and endurance can take longer.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 3-6 months or more
After surgery, motion is usually restricted for about 6 weeks.
Once range of motion is restored, strengthening can begin. Pain, stiffness, and weakness may persist for several months post-op. Increased activity may also lead to pain and swelling. Ice, elevation and nsaid's are good treatments for post-op symptoms. Occasionally, therapy is needed to achieve maximum improvement.

In brief: 3-6 months or more
After surgery, motion is usually restricted for about 6 weeks.
Once range of motion is restored, strengthening can begin. Pain, stiffness, and weakness may persist for several months post-op. Increased activity may also lead to pain and swelling. Ice, elevation and nsaid's are good treatments for post-op symptoms. Occasionally, therapy is needed to achieve maximum improvement.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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