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Can I play tennis after a colles fracture?
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wait till healed
Once the bone is healed, it should be safe to resume play.

In brief: Wait till healed
Once the bone is healed, it should be safe to resume play.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Colles fracture
Usually implies a fracture of the distal radius , this can be a misnomer as fracture pattern differs greatly from person to person and colles didn't have x-rays .
So much of the decision is dependent upon the x-ray. The adequacy of a reduction the numbers of bone fragment the soft tissue injury and more but treatment can range from casting to surgery . Talk to your doctor re: return to play or not.

In brief: Colles fracture
Usually implies a fracture of the distal radius , this can be a misnomer as fracture pattern differs greatly from person to person and colles didn't have x-rays .
So much of the decision is dependent upon the x-ray. The adequacy of a reduction the numbers of bone fragment the soft tissue injury and more but treatment can range from casting to surgery . Talk to your doctor re: return to play or not.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
In brief: After it heals
If a colles fracture has healed in adequate alignment, a patient can expect to return to full function including playing tennis.
Healing should be confirmed by your physician by exam and radiographically. If stiff after immobilization, physical therapy may be needed to regain motion and strength prior to resuming sports.

In brief: After it heals
If a colles fracture has healed in adequate alignment, a patient can expect to return to full function including playing tennis.
Healing should be confirmed by your physician by exam and radiographically. If stiff after immobilization, physical therapy may be needed to regain motion and strength prior to resuming sports.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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