wrist fracture
Dr. Somesh Deb

Do wrist fractures need surgery?

There are cases though when a wrist fracture needs surgery. ... Fracture location - If cartilage in the wrist can not be lined up properly to heal well in a cast, physicians may have to do surgery to ensure full recovery of motion in the wrist.

How long is recovery for wrist surgery?

Wrist Surgery Recovery after a Fracture Because there are many ways that the bones in the wrist can fracture, your recovery time can vary significantly. In general, you can expect a healing period of at least six weeks after a bone fracture.

How long does it take for a broken wrist to stop hurting?

It might take eight weeks or longer for your wrist to heal. More severe breaks may not fully mend for six months. You and your doctor will decide when you are fully recovered. Don't rush back into your activity too soon

What helps with pain after wrist surgery?

Icing your wrist will help reduce swelling and pain. Ice packs can generally be used for about ten minutes at a time, several times a day. We will be able to give you specific instructions. Compression dressings, such as bands or gloves, can help reduce swelling, and should be used when elevating your wrist.

How do you speed up bone healing?

1. 5 nutritional steps to accelerate fracture healing. ... 2. Provide the body with adequate energy. ...
3. Check your protein intake. ...
4. Increase anti-inflammatory nutrients. ...
5. Boost your mineral intake. ...
6. Enhance vitamin intake.
Inflammation is an important part of the cleaning and re-building process of healing a fracture.

What's the Treatment for a Broken Wrist?

If the broken wrist is not in the correct position to heal, your doctor may need to reset it. This can be pretty painful so it's usually done with anesthesia. However, painkillers will help afterward.