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Wrist Fractures - DRHC Dubai Fracture Clinic

Introduction:

  • If you are experiencing signs and symptoms such as severe pain during dripping or squeezing, swelling, tenderness, bruising, a bent wrist or crooked finger, stiffness, or inability to move your fingers or thumb, you most likely have a wrist fracture.
  • The most common cause of a wrist fracture is a fall onto an outstretched arm. For example, a car accident, a fall off a bike, or a fall while playing a sport may generate enough force to break a wrist.

The wrist is a crucial joint that plays a significant role in everyday activities. A wrist fracture can occur due to various reasons, such as falls, sports injuries, or accidents. Regardless of the cause, seeking timely and expert medical care is essential to promote proper healing and prevent long-term complications. At Dr. Rami Hamed Center in Dubai, patients can trust the expertise of Dr. Rami Hamed, to receive comprehensive treatment for wrist fractures.

Check-up and Treatment:

  • If the injury is not very painful and the wrist is not deformed, you can apply an ice pack to the wrist and keep it elevated until a doctor is able to examine it.
  • If the broken bone is not out of place, a plaster cast may be applied until the bone heals.
  • If the position of your bone is out of place and likely to limit the future use of your arm, it may be necessary to first re-align the broken bone fragments.
  • After the bone is properly aligned, a splint or cast may be placed on your arm.
  • The doctor monitors the percentage of healing by taking X-rays at regular intervals depending on the nature of the fracture. The cast is removed about 6 weeks after the fracture happened.

Surgery:

  • The surgery is usually done when the bone is so much out of position that a cast cannot be used to correct it.
  • Surgery typically involves making a cut to directly access the broken bones to improve alignment.
  • Depending on the fracture, there are a number of options for holding the bone in the correct position while it heals including metal pins, plates, and screws or external frames.

Recovery:

  • The good news is that most people do return to all their former activities after a wrist fracture.
  • The stiffness usually takes a span of a month or 2 to fade away once the cast is taken off post-surgery.
  • In some patients, the stiffness may even continue for a year or two.
  • Physiotherapy can be started within a few days to weeks after surgery, or right after the last cast is taken off.
  • After a month or two of the cast removal, the patients can easily undertake light activities, be it swimming or body exercises.
  • Sports activities, such as skiing or football, may be resumed between 3 and 6 months after the injury. Full recovery should be expected to take at least a year.

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Wrist fractures can be distressing, but with the expert care of Dr. Rami Hamed, patients can find solace in knowing they are in safe hands. His dedication to providing world-class orthopedic care, combined with cutting-edge treatment options, ensures a speedy recovery and restored functionality for all patients suffering from wrist fractures.

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