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Old 02 October 2017, 03:41 PM
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When I broke mine, it took 8 weeks in a hard cast. The cast had to be changed once in the middle because it became loose. (Mainly from atrophy--broken wrists don't swell much). It took a few months to get full range of motion back. This was most noticeable when bending it backwards, like when you use your hand for support when getting up from the floor, or similar.

The most annoying lingering effect was that I lost muscle and possibly a fat pad on my palm on that hand, and it made my hand get sore from using my laptop after only a short time. That issue lasted years.

My fracture was at the end of the radius bone, right at the joint, with three fracture lines. It was nondisplaced, so no surgery or anything. I hope yours is quicker to heal and with fewer effects.
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