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What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

It will take some time and exercise to regain strength and motion in after a hand fracture .
Most of the time the exercises can be done at home but if the hand is very stiff working with a physical or occupational therapist may be of benefit.

In brief: Exercise

It will take some time and exercise to regain strength and motion in after a hand fracture .
Most of the time the exercises can be done at home but if the hand is very stiff working with a physical or occupational therapist may be of benefit.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stiffness

Hand fractures heal more readily and more quickly than other broken bones; usually in no more than 3-4 weeks.
Stiffness from immobilization is much more common than non-healing. Your surgeon may just recommend range of motion exercises or hand therapy if necessary.

In brief: Stiffness

Hand fractures heal more readily and more quickly than other broken bones; usually in no more than 3-4 weeks.
Stiffness from immobilization is much more common than non-healing. Your surgeon may just recommend range of motion exercises or hand therapy if necessary.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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