She helped me tie the fabric around my neck, and I used the towel to absorb the dripping ice water, not wanting to create another slip hazard. Because I did nothing but give an orphaned boy a great home where he was loved and never had to run the streets or whatever his past was like he didn't have to live like that anymore. :). I had a closed reduction with percutaneous pinning. Ricardo Nunes (author) from Portugal on January 20, 2017: Nice to meet you, Pamela, thank you for your comment. Then a removable one. People at particularly high risk for broken wrists include athletes who play high-impact sports and people with osteoporosis (thin, fragile bones). I have been to New Zealand and loved it. If you’re injured in NZ, there is no cost to you—nothing. Don’t try to straighten your wrist. Just going out for a drink with some friends and listening to music was wonderful, but a book club meeting, craft group chat, or anything else was delightful. Wrap 2-3 pieces of Press N Seal around the top of the cast, making sure to extend at least 6 inches from the … It’s up to you. I know once I start to move my wrist it's going to be even harder and I'm ready for it.. your experience is a brilliant answer session to most frequently asked questions pertaining to wrist fracture. We actually had to stop twice to get some money from an ATM since the ambulance would only take me to the hospital after I paid for the service. How does the scar look after? Grewal, Preeti RN, MN, APN and William Cole MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC. I can make a fist , but that's all I can do. I can only talk about arm and fingers results because my wrists were not expected to have mobility anymore. In most cases it takes around 6 to 8 weeks to recover from a broken arm or wrist. 7 weeks since I broke my wrist. Wishing that all your pain can have an end soon! I did 3 sesions so far and my hand is felling better, although my wirst is not bending forward at all.Phisio therapist is focusing in this movement. Thank you. This has been a huge relief to me and has definitely aided in my recovery, because I’m not stressed. I had the Fusion surgery Sept 11th 2004 and that caused me to develop Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) aka Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). After that my other arm was still causing me pain, so the day after we yet again went to get x-rays. When I awoke Post opperatively the Surgeon told me that I had to remain Infection Free for 6 months at which point she would need to COMPLETELY FUSE my Left wrist! Thanks so much for your article. I was flabbergasted at how much movement was lost, how weak my hand had become - and how much it hurts to push the movements necessary to recover function. I broke my wrist 10 weeks ago and had a plate and pins put in 2 weeks later . And perhaps infection. I was a hot mess emotionally. The outpouring of love and support I’ve received through social media, especially my Twitter tribe, has been so heartwarming. Early on, organize your living and working spaces so that there are no obstacles that might cause you to fall again. You should expect (depending on the severity of your injury), a huge reduction in mobility and a lot of stiffness. Have developed keloid on my scar which made Physio more difficult. At this point I had removable braces. Two years and three months after accident, Surgery to add two titanium plates to left wrist to correct left hand's position, did not improve mobility. Your arm is often stiff and weak after being in a cast. I was still in shock of what happened, I was spitting out blood that was in my mouth the night I felt two pieces of something solid in my mouth, I spit it out on my hand and it turned out my tooth got chipped. Due to the severity of the fractures, I had to be operated on as soon as I got to the hospital. -The stiffness it’s mainly due to long immobilization period and it will diminish with continuous exercises. No, the cost is about the same as what’s provided in other countries because there is no disability insurance, no middleman insurance company, no need to go to the emergency room for routine medical care if you don’t have insurance, and most importantly, no ability to sue. Wish I could post piks. In 2007, I broke both wrists after falling from a building. Going forwards I was told they might be able then plate it, fuse the radius to my hand the shorten the ulna bone?. Recovering from both, but this injury hurts worse than the knee!! The nurses helped me bathe and washed my hair, brushing it out and putting it up into a bun at night for sleeping. I enjoyed walking outside (and with two arms in slings I got a lot of attention, which was fun for a while), but we avoided busy and crowded areas and went very slowly so that I wouldn’t slip. This is going to be a long, long, road to recovery. On the flip side, life can and will go on without me. One thing I have been doing to help heal quicker is take a lot of extra vitamins/minerals for bones. They shake and it hurts to move them too much but I exercise them everyday. Its really nice to have found this and to share experiences with others. They didn’t have one, he explained and I stared at him. I had a further op two and a half weeks later as the plate they put it was in the wrong place. I get an bandage to use until it's good again, and that's it. Thank you. I had the bones re-aligned under local aesthetic, and two days later I went back for an operation to pin and plate the bones under general aesthetic. I also cut as many sugars and carbs back as possible and loaded up on the protein without overdoing it that much. I feel nervous, uncertain, I wonder is the pain of moving going to go away? The operation team decided to add two titanium plates to my wrist and put it back into its natural position. i am thinking of having the operation - they will have to cut the bone, and insert screws, etc. i was unaware of this happing! I'm 45 years old and 8 months into a distal radius fracture of my right hand. 2. We were at the bottom of the hill so we have picked up lots of speed. I used products like arnica gel to help with the bruising and some of the pain, as well as a diaper rash cream that helped with all the sweating I was doing (it was summer). He told me my accident was quite serious and confirmed that I would need surgery in both wrists. Find an urgent treatment centre. APEX, a Sci-Fi Thriller Set in Rural Oregon, February 18, 2019 By Deborah Munro 19 Comments. She fell off a chair in the kitchen! You will have to work hard in order to regain all of the use of your hand and wrist, but don't give up! I hope this helped you as you're recovering from a broken wrist. Sorry for being away and not replying to everyone on time. With home therapy routine starting with 4-5 times a day to even now 2-3 times a day. Also, you shouldn’t drive in a cast. If the injury is to a child, try to find someone to drive and someone else to support and comfort the child. So relieved to find this & read everyones experiences. Getting a long list of people in advance is really helpful. I am now on week 6 of recovery with braces only and I’ve been working on flexibility and ROM on my own (thanks Covid 19). I am now on my sixth month and I just started working out with a few 5 pounders and even 10. It might only be a sprain, but it’s better to be safe than to risk more injury. I continue to wish everyone the best of luck and as for me, I'm just hoping that I do get close to 100% functionality (for my right wrist of course) and don't have issues down with the road. “I can’t handle that right now.” He shrugged and turned around to pick up the basketball that rolled our way, shooting it at the hoop with the two students who had replaced my colleagues on the court. In October 2009, I went through that surgery, which I hoped to be my last, and my surgeon believed that my left wrist would be able to regain its mobility after correcting its position. The plaster cast came off after 2 weeks and i had a removable splint instead, to facilitate physical therapy and massage. I know it's not helping the stiffness but I don't want to risk the complete break displacing, even if it's probably closer to 99% healed by now. I had a lot of swelling in my hand for weeks and finally found some great tips on youtube videos that took the swelling down overnight. If I had landed in any other way when I fell, I probably would have broken my neck. I've heard some can do more harm than good and actually delay the healing process. Thank you! The doctor moved me into a wrist guard or brace, however you want to say it. And not give up. Today they re-xrayed, its still in place & the radiologist told me it still had a little way to go to be completely healed. Clearly I need patience. Stefanie laughed and said, “This is the first person I’ve seen who has actually turned green. The fastest way to be sure is to get an X-ray image of the wrist to look for a fracture. He was a 85 - 90 lb dog. Different fractures may be treated in many different ways. At night before bed, I’d walk around the hospital in my hotel slippers, my arms in the air to keep them from throbbing, making laps past the bored front desk receptionist as I circled the silent building. I also experienced a popping of the tendon over the knuckle of the middle finger, once I was able to regain any movement in the hand post surgery (probably about 3-4 weeks post op) Was seen by a hand surgeon, upon recommendation of the orthopedic surgeon), who said it is too hard to prove that it was caused by the fall or surgery or PT, because of the bone spurs and arthritis I have, and that it is due to my arthritis and bone spurs. Should I use an ice or heat pack before or after the push-ups? I guess I was and am a good patient. Went to two more Orthos got all conflicting advice. Hello- I found your story, and the fact that you are a nutritionist very interesting. Your wrist can break, or fracture, during sports or a fall. Perhaps I could have shaved off another week or so, if I stayed out of the rink and the gym, but who knows. First physio session is on Monday. . Thank you. Maybe it was my green face, maybe it was the tears in my eyes, but soon after, they’d located a wheelchair for me. At this point, I started daily physiotherapy sessions and immediately began to see good results. I still have a lot of swelling - and am experimenting with using voltaren gel on the wrist and hand, to see if it might work as well or better than oral ibuprofen. These recordings are useful in keeping track of what is happening. I’ve recovered about 90% of the flexibility I had before the accident. Stitches were removed and I felt like Sally from the Nightmar Before Christmas. It is now just over two and a half months since I broke my distal radius in my dominant hand, does anyone else get these fears of walking and falling and hurting their fracture again? Is it expensive for New Zealand-style healthcare? I’ve learned people are really wonderful and that I’m not alone in this world. Thanks for this. Three weeks after my fall my ortho told me to start rotating the wrist and I told him I couldn't. This holds the broken ends together so they can heal. It`s sad to realize so many people injure their wrists... I`m glad I wrote this page, it helped me then and now it seems to be helpful for so many. Still been advised couple of more months of Physio. No aftercare notes, just told not to use my sling anymore. I miss my dog. An external fixator is a device used to stabilize fractures from the outside of the skin. I see it need like 2 to 4 years to be as before and it won't be 100% right ? Neither the therapists nor doctor gave me the information that I found from some online research I did on Youtube. I fell off on one of those telescopic ladders.It must have un-locked. I take half a pain pill at night to help me sleep and hopefully keep the pain from waking me up. My physio was more helpful, sympathetic, told me to do hot & cold soaks (as its still very swollen), try to move my fingers, use my sling & put a support bandage on it. It can take longer if your arm or wrist was severely damaged. They are a national agency with the motto, “Prevent, Care, Recover,” and they’ve done exactly that for me. Fractures can range from a small, hairline crack, to a bone or bones broken into two or more pieces. I have a bone chip at the end of my ulna that causes nerve pain and I suspect always will. These were hard to maneuver and expensive, but still far easier than trying to use plastic bags. After several weeks with limited movement due to splint or cast, that wrist and hand will be stiff. I broke my wrists last week. It looked thick, like I’d dislocated something, and I closed my eyes. Able to read, write, and ride my bike almost like I could before the accident. This is an update to a post I made five months ago. You`ll be fine, but before it will still hurt a lot, your strength and confidence will slowly grow to a point where you find yourself doing things you didn`t believe was possible before this event. I had such a Massive infection in my wrist. The surgery went fine. The sling should go under the arm and then around the neck. Because there non-union. Sincerely, Debbie. 1 decade ago. Two weeks ago while volunteering at a charity event, I fell from a ladder which resulted in a comminuted fracture of the left distal radius and, as a bonus, a fractured vertebrae. Many individuals will have some trouble regaining their motion (especially following surgery) and strength (which truly just takes time). I also used Play-Doh to help improve my grip strength. Talk to your doctor about when you can drive again. I found that staying active was the biggest factor in decreasing my pain. I was going to the bathroom at work when I slipped and fell. It huuuuurt, and happened exactly one week after knee replacement surgery. I just got the news. I am one of the unfortunate souls who has broken both wrists at the same time. Thank you so much for your thoughtful post. Does anyone have an experience with these herbs? If its not damaging my wrist, and the pain is a side effect of strengthening then I'll keep going. A video on how to get on and off the toilet with crutches and shower after foot/knee/leg surgery. They visited, brought me clothes, kept me up to date on things at work, delivered flowers, cards, and snacks, provided me audio books, and scratched that annoying itch in the middle of my back. Aloe is also a very good plant for skin regeneration and diminishing pain. He did surgery on both the next day. Bone grafting was avoided with great difficulty. I was in a car accident three weeks ago, my wrist broke in several pieces and had surgery. Dr says 4 weeks in a hard cast. I had a plate put in my right wrist. He just turned on me.. Keep us posted on your recovery, wishing you a fast and complete recovery! I couldn’t be present, so Stefanie stepped up and gave the opening address, the graduate students prepared and ran all the activities, yet others welcomed the girls to campus, gave them tours, and participated in the meals, trivia night, and information sessions. I've been going to physical therapy twice a week and do exercises many hours each day. Required fields are marked *. I broke both wrists in January from a fall in the bathroom. went to 14 physio therapy sessions and I can say that I am feeling great. I asked Stefanie to get me a sling, thinking we could get a ride from campus security over to the health center. This article is really helpful because in truth, no one took much time in explaining the likely time frames, and frustrations involved. I have a home care provider that comes in three times a week to help me clean house, grocery shop, and prep meals. Ouch! I try and stretch them every morning and they often make cracking sounds. I fractured my left wrist 11/27. That surgery, unfortunately, could only happen when I got some significant time off work. Eventually it was only in my hands. It also helps to eat things that are firm enough to spear with a fork. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. I broke both of mine in a fall back in 2000. The timeframes you experienced are way way longer than anything I heard regarding my particular case. Yes I would suggest this to prevent the pain right after surgery. The bad news is that it did not improve my wrist mobility, but I had been expecting this. I'm in the shorter cast now and it's due to be taken off in a week or so but I've been getting really sharp pains the last few days. I have a wheat bag that is brilliant, heat up in the microwave & it stays warm for 30 mins. They sent me home in two partial casts/ace wraps from elbow to fingers, making my elbows mostly immobile. Avoid putting weight or strain on your arm — you don't have to stop moving it completely, but you should avoid carrying heavy things and driving. Any loss of balance or an obstacle in the room was a real danger, because I would not have been able to break my fall if I were to lose my balance. Ricardo Nunes (author) from Portugal on September 30, 2016: Thank you all for your comments! I do my routine exercises. . But of course I`m not a girl so I would perhaps recommend you to use regenerative and skin protective products as well as antioxidant supplements. I'm finally finished with physical therapy and feel mostly normal. I feel better that you are on the way to recovery. It is getting better but don’t have any strength in it and still in pain. You can simply place your arm on the edge of the tub while washing the rest of your body. LOL! These are some gems compiled from your posts. However, I also had to keep a very careful eye on my movement. It’s what I love. Im going to start doing home exercises. Some things to look for if you think you may have broken your wrist are: Presence of these symptoms is not a guarantee that there’s a fracture. Like a lot of people on here I also have a numbness to the outside of the hand on the wrist I broke, and my little finger is healing crooked, but I am carrying on with my physio exercises, but I have this real fear of falling when I walk and that makes going anywhere very stressful. Will this ever get better? Personally I wouldn`t overdo with the pushups... of course it`s a great way to regain strength in your arms, but after a wrist fracture it`s natural that the injured wrist will struggle more before being able to hold the weight without pain. My Dr was amazing.. I decided to write about what happened to me, in order to help other people in my situation. I have since been to Chelsea and Westminster hospital (London) where I was seen by a wrist specialist, what a difference, I am going back on the 15th November to see what they propose doing as he said it was a nasty break with the wrist being of no use for anything at the moment. Hand still stiff. anyway i fell from about twelve feet, dislocating my left arm, breaking my humerus bone (open fracture) and smashing my radius bone in about ten pieces. I have been devastated as I am a potter and work on the wheel. I'm also young and an like to be active so this whole thing has been difficult for me especially when the accident was not my fault. Last wk I started occupational therapy (only your movements for the next 3 to 4 weeks ) by mid day I need to elevate it. Wouldn’t my work be responsible for this since there weren’t any wet floor signs around? I am almost certain it is from the push-ups. I'm not normally fearful I horse ride and cycle. Whatever your condition, I would offer a few pieces of advice: Be your own advocate for your care from the very beginning, and if you can, have someone else present for meetings with doctors. I was quite ready for the next dose as they wore off. I didn't want to put on a ton of weight and have to deal with getting it off, all while catching up on training. my arm felt very heavy , and week from my uper arm to my fingers! How long to be able to use a pen or comb your hair? Horrible pain. My son had 2 broken elbows, but they only put a cast on one. I had an external fixator device on only the radius for 6 weeks. When the arm block they gave me wore off, I felt like metal was cutting into my bones. Sincerely, Debbie, Your email address will not be published. Take care, continue to heal! Feeling lonely and bored after the holidays, I jumped at the chance to play volleyball with some work colleagues during lunch. But now I'm discharged from both. I swear this has been the longest 4 weeks of my life. Chocolate raspberry ganach, If you want to know more about my twisted sense of, Decaf iced Americano with a shot of vanilla kind o, On every walk, there's that one thing you see that, 2020 was a difficult year for most of us, but it a, We're having oliebollen for our New Year's celebra. I know I've had bone spurs in my hands, but never experienced this popping before the break. The pain I can generate doing exercises is worse than I had while splinted and awaiting surgery. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. 84 ($15.84/Count) $16.67 $16.67 In my case, more people was better because it was a lot for one person. (She was distracted and she hit me going 60 mph or 95 kmp) anyways I appreciate any advice!! I had to wear them for around a month and a half and then had to wear them for physical activities for the next two weeks. -Now, almost 5 years after my incident, I no longer think about other scenarios (like the first surgery which could have been much much different, and all that followed). Local or regional anesthetic will be used to numb the arm (this is rarely used in children), or you will be put to sleep using a general anaesthetic. There were no wet floor signs around. I broke my wrist and shattered bones in back o my hand on August 5th. In general, there are four main kinds of fractures which are:5. You don’t want to be swelling up even more from the heat. I guess my love for life certainly helped! I tried to limit the pain meds they gave me so that I could still be alert enough to know what was going on. I have to say at that point I was extremely optimistic about my recovery and still am! I was home alone so I had to call an ambulance, the pain was bad but by the time I got to hospital it was agony. I feel your pain. They thought they might need external hardware on that wrist, but were able to manage with pins, plates, and screws internally in both wrists. At times, for no apparent reason, I get a sharp pain (ulnar side) that is at times severe. Keep up the good spirit and smile. The reason I wrote this article is that I broke both my wrists in a terrible accident in 2007 and found very little information online about injuries like mine. This sucks. Also the tip of my thumb is numb and I'm having pain above my elbow. Ricardo Nunes (author) from Portugal on February 19, 2017: Thanks everyone! Since doc put it back n place much better but still healing n I'm in a splint go back 2 weeks for my cast yeah... Ricardo Nunes (author) from Portugal on October 27, 2015: Thank you, Elaine! I just want my body back. I got an hairline fracture on distal radius, witch went almost all trough the bone. Even the advice about how much to attempt is also vague. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Thank you again for your article and sharing your experience. In July I broke both my left arm and wrist in a motorcycle accident (car turning right from a left side road). Wrist flexibility will continue to improve for at least two years (this is for adults). Broken wrists are common in people who play contact sports, as well as skiers, inline skaters, and bikers. I'd really like to continue to do 50 push-ups a day. Jan 26, 2013 - Have a broken arm or leg and need to shower? They took it out without any anesthesia which made it an unforgettable moment for me (as in it was extremely painful). I thought well, 2 months in a cast and I'm good to go. It is at this point a person has 2 options: 1) go at it alone or 2) go … Now, I’m home full time, and I’ve been able to get back to work, type, take notes (my casts are now lightweight plastic splints I can get wet and remove as needed for physiotherapy, etc.). As you say it could have been much worse! Thanks for sharing this! After I fell, I had to get up all by myself and go upstairs to go back to the second floor where my friends were. I will probably switch orthos soon, I should not be afraid to see him or tell him what is going on. If you’ve been treated for a broken wrist, you will probably have to wear a splint or cast until your wrist heals. I had to have open reduction internal fixation and external fixation. Sixty high school girls were coming to my university to learn about engineering, and we had prepared an entire day of design activities for them to do. If you're a science enthusiast, like bonus material and short stories, love learning about the craft of writing, or want to know the latest on APEX, here's your chance! 24 hours later I was heading into surgery. It's not easy to explain what went through my head during this time — perhaps only those who have gone through it can understand. I am so glad you are recovering. I was amazed by how many people wanted to help (and, frankly, surprised by a few friends who didn’t, but ce la vie). Doc said I need to wait until the end of July when he'll shoot some cortisone in there to try and calm it down. If you make it back to NZ, let me know! I really don't know what to expect. Reading your story gave me breathing space not to be so hard on myself. The plaster cast will stay on until the bone has healed, but the exact length of healing time depends on the type of fracture, whether it has damaged the surrounding tissues, and the age of the patient. The meds felt like I was taking tic-tacs. 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