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Information on a fractured wrist and surgery please? Why would first cast allow shifting? Done wrong?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Can be unstable
Wow, this is a broad topic.
For example, wrist fractures in kids are completely different than in adults. However, some fractures are inherently unstable and are bound to shift, even in the best cast. This is true of both adult and pediatric wrist fractures.

In brief: Can be unstable
Wow, this is a broad topic.
For example, wrist fractures in kids are completely different than in adults. However, some fractures are inherently unstable and are bound to shift, even in the best cast. This is true of both adult and pediatric wrist fractures.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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