I fell backwards on 8/14/07. I landed on by backside but somehow my left hand landed behind me and I ended up with a "broke wrist" according to the ER doc. They put a half cast on. I went to the orthopedic doc on 8/17/07. He did another x-ray he cut down the half cast to just a "splint brace" (?) for the underside of my wrist & wrapped it with an ace bandage. I go back in 3 weeks for x-rays.
Of course no on explains or shows you what is going on with the x-rays. So I looked at the ER report & it said something about a vertical fracture (that makes sense) something about the Dorsal/Distal Radius & slight displacement & fragments? Huh? I'm at a loss here. I don't have the report anymore. So I don't know.
He told me I could take the wrap off to take a bath & not to use my wrist/hand too much. Okay. It hurt bad the first couple of days & got better. A lot of the swelling went down & the bruising is starting to get better. I still have a huge "puffy, soft mass" on the top of my hand. That doesn't hurt. The problem is that the outside of wrist is killing me. I don't know if I've done something (that I'm not aware of) to hurt it.
He told me I didn't have to wear the sling anymore but if I move my arm at all it sends pain straight to the opposite side of the break (fracture). Should I be concerned or is this normal with "healing"?
I don't want to be a burden & call my doc for something silly. I was kind of suprised that he didn't put a cast on it. Is 3/4 weeks normal for fractures?
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