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BROKEN WRIST

How to know if there is a broken wrist?

Pain appears without any improvement after being treated with pain relievers or a deformity in the wrist is observed.

What is the optimal physical therapy or how to gain mobility after a broken wrist?

Repetitive movements of the wrist should be made. For further information, click here to watch the video What to do after a hand surgery?

How to sleep with a broken wrist?

Two pillows and two rolls of towels should be used so that the hand is elevated during sleep. For further information, click here to watch the video What to do after a hand surgery?

How many days after a broken wrist you can exert force with it?

Once full mobility of the hand is regained, strength can be regained, which should be done progressively.

How long does a broken wrists incapacity last?

If the surgery is performed through an open surgical procedure (large wound), the disability and recovery can take up to a month. If the surgery is performed by an arthroscopic procedure (minimally invasive), the recovery period can be from 8 to 15 days, depending on the severity of the fracture.

Is it normal for inflammation to occur in a broken wrist?

The wrist usually becomes even more inflamed when the first sessions of therapy have started.

If there is pain for more than 8 days in the wrist, can it be a fracture?

Not only fractures hurt, there are some injuries in the ligament of the wrist that can lead to pain.

More information in our article, Distal radius fracture

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