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Mild fracture in hand
My son got a mild frature last friday; i took him to a orthopedic doctor who suggested 21 days plaster or crape bandage for 3 weeks; i opted for crape bandage..............after one week there is still some pain........please suggest if crape bandage is ok and will heal it...or i have to go for plaster
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Dr. D Giridhar Balaji (PT)
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Dear client our main target is to immobilize, but incase of kids fractures it self will be green stick type so crepe bandage should do, provided there is no frequent swelling . It should get better or else best is to go with plaster eliminating any doubt!
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Dr. Jayakrishnan Pillai
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All wrist and hand fractures are not treated in the same fashion. Some need surgery, some need temporary immobilisation with plaster for approximately 3-4 weeks. Discuss with your Orthopaedic surgeon regarding the treatment required as he is the best person to answer the question according to age, fracture pattern and displacement.
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Hello there, If pain is little continue with crepe bandage, Usually fracture takes 3 to 4 weeks for recovery but pain may take 4 to 6 weeks to recover completely. Wrist consists of 8 small bones, the recovery is depended on the extent of the fracture also.
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Wait for 2 weeks from the day of fracture, Consult the orthopeadic surgeon if pain is same and follow instructions. X Ray might have shown the extent of fracture. So it's purely on the surgeon who sees the X ray to decide the treatment protocol.
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Dr. Arun Jain
Orthopedist 28 yrs exp Delhi
Fractures do not heal in 7 days.you will have to continue crepe/ plaster for minimum of 21 days, followed by gentle range of motion ex.for another 3 -4 wks.
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Dr. Narendra Mahara (PT)
Physiotherapist 3 yrs exp Bangalore
Get x-ray done and confirm with consultant whether fracture is healed or not. Further management can be planned after evaluation. If fracture has been healed, then no need to go for plaster.
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Dr. Anshu Singla (PT)
Physiotherapist 10 yrs exp Delhi
If the crape bandage is not doing,  you should go for plaster,  it is a necessity... Plaster will put the hand into complete immobilized n so will heal the fracture n pain too...tc
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