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I have a buckle fracture in my left wrist. Is it necessary to get a cast or could i just leave a splint on it?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Splint may be fine

A splint may be fine, depending upon time from injury and x-ray status.
If you are already more than a couple weeks out from injury, a splint is likely fine, as long as it adequately protects your injured bone from further harm during the full 6 weeks of healing usually required for such a fracture.

In brief: Splint may be fine

A splint may be fine, depending upon time from injury and x-ray status.
If you are already more than a couple weeks out from injury, a splint is likely fine, as long as it adequately protects your injured bone from further harm during the full 6 weeks of healing usually required for such a fracture.
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