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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: Fractured wrist, jarred while in cast
|naf - Sat May 23, 2009 6:39 pm||
Hi, I broke my wrist (radius, simple fracture) 13 days ago. Today I had an experience that resulted in me reacting reflexively and jerking my arm away suddenly and violently. I am experiencing a mild, dull pain in the fractured area. Would incidents such as this affect the healing to any noticeable degree, or am I just being paranoid? And am I safe to assume that anything that could cause the bone to shift at this point would result in strong, sharp pain (similar to the pain of the initial break)?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:29 pm||
I would expect if the bone shifted from the jerking motion swelling would increase and you would feel pressure mounting in the cast.
Nevertheless, if this is a concern to you and want to know the status of the fracture consult the orthopedist who may want to x-ray it.
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