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How long should a cast stay on a broken wrist?

How long should a cast stay on a broken wrist?

If you have a small fracture and the bone pieces do not move out of place, you will likely wear a splint for 3 to 5 weeks. Some breaks may require you to wear a cast for about 6 to 8 weeks.

How long does it take for a distal radius fracture to heal?

In case of severe trauma, like that caused by a motorcycle crash, some residual stiffness can remain for about 2 years or even permanently. Full distal radius fracture recovery generally takes about a year.

How long do you wear a cast after wrist surgery?

You might also have a splint or cast to keep your wrist immobilized, which you may need to wear for 4-6 weeks. A doctor may prescribe pain medication for the first few days after surgery to help alleviate any discomfort you might have.

How long does it take for a nondisplaced distal radius fracture to heal?

For an adult, a non-displaced distal radius fracture will heal over the course of six to ten weeks. Over the course of healing, frequent x-rays are taken to ensure there has been no significant displacement of the bone as it is healing. A fracture brace can also be used in place of a splint.

Can a broken wrist heal in 4 weeks?

Hand and wrist fractures often heal in 4-6 weeks whereas a tibia fracture may take 20 weeks or more. Healing time for fractures are divided into three phases: 1. Inflammatory Phase: starts at the time of injury and lasts 1-2 weeks.

How long does a broken wrist stay in plaster?

Plaster casts are made up of a bandage and a hard covering, usually plaster of paris. They allow broken bones in the arm or leg to heal by holding them in place, and usually need to stay on for between 4 and 12 weeks.

How long does it take to put a cast on a wrist?

On average, plaster will take about a day and a half before it’s hard enough to support your weight, but fiberglass will take about 20 to 30 minutes.

How long straighten arm after cast?

After about 3 to 6 months, most patients can resume heavier wrist or arm activity and sports. It is important that you start to exercise your arm as soon as your cast is removed.