bones-icon
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
1711 Views v

Answers (6)

Like the answers? Consult privately with the doctor of your choice

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.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
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!
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
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.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
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.
Next Steps
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.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
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.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
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
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?

This question featured in :

fracture in hand
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.