How to treat a hairline fracture of the wrist?

Answer A hairline fracture of the wrist will not always need to be immobilized. If there is no displacement of the bones, the wrist will heal perfectly without casting. You may find greater comfort using ... Read More »

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Hairline fracture in wrist?

It does sound like a hair line fracture to me. Often with fractures, surrounding muscles can be stretched or even torn (especially if you twisted a certain way). It's up to you if you would want to... Read More »

What are the symptoms of a wrist hairline fracture?

I think of a hairline fracture as a non-displaced fracture. In other words, the bones are not moved out of position, but the involved bone is still broken, technically. Usually, hairline fractures... Read More »

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What is done for a hairline fracture?

It is best to utilize a sling if it is in the arm. If it is in the leg stay off it and get an xray to determine if it is bad enough to require a cast. If it is on some other bone, then an xray will... Read More »