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What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Any comfortable one
A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort.
It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate your writs above the level of the heart. This will ususally mean on you back or on the side of the unaffected wrist. Casting and splinting and the need to elevate and of course, any pain, will dictate your sleeping position.

In brief: Any comfortable one
A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort.
It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate your writs above the level of the heart. This will ususally mean on you back or on the side of the unaffected wrist. Casting and splinting and the need to elevate and of course, any pain, will dictate your sleeping position.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Elevated
Although difficult, an elevated position of the wrist helps control swelling.

In brief: Elevated
Although difficult, an elevated position of the wrist helps control swelling.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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