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How long should a broken wrist be required to spend in a cast?

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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-7 weeks

as long as the fracture is not displaced then it should be in a cast 6-7 weeks

In brief: 6-7 weeks

as long as the fracture is not displaced then it should be in a cast 6-7 weeks
Dr. Teddy Atik
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6 weeks

When treated in a cast, wrist (distal radius) fractures generally require six weeks of immobilization.

In brief: 6 weeks

When treated in a cast, wrist (distal radius) fractures generally require six weeks of immobilization.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Jay Pomerance
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 weeks

Typically, unless there is something unusual, 6 weeks is reasonalble.

In brief: 6 weeks

Typically, unless there is something unusual, 6 weeks is reasonalble.
Dr. Jay Pomerance
Dr. Jay Pomerance
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 4-8 weeks as

There is a wide range forna nondisplaced hairline fracture to a severely fragmented fracture .
When fractures are fixed operatively we also will often get the wrist out of a cast sooner . Much depends upon the severity of the injury.

In brief: 4-8 weeks as

There is a wide range forna nondisplaced hairline fracture to a severely fragmented fracture .
When fractures are fixed operatively we also will often get the wrist out of a cast sooner . Much depends upon the severity of the injury.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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