Wrist fractureWWrist fractureWrist fractureEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)WristBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000078.0000000000000550.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A wrist fracture requires a full cast or a half cast. Read about broken wrists, treatment, follow up appointments and recovery which can take up to a year. </p><h2>A broken or fractured wrist</h2><p>Your child has a broken or fractured wrist. A fractured wrist might also be called a cracked wrist.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fractured wrist</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_wrist_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The radius, ulna and wrist bones (carpal bones) meet at the wrist joint. Any of these bones can be broken in a wrist fracture.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child needs a half or full cast to heal a fractured or broken wrist. </li> <li>A half cast can be removed at home after about three weeks. </li> <li>A full cast will likely not be removed for at least six weeks. </li> <li>You child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is removed. </li> <li>Your child's wrist may need a year to fully recover strength and movement.</li> </ul><h2>Your child will need a cast</h2> <p>For the bone to heal, your child will need a <a href="/Article?contentid=1178&language=English">cast</a> and possibly a sling. What type of cast your child will need depends on how serious the break or fracture was. </p> <p>Minor fractures usually only need a half cast. A more serious fracture or a break will probably need a full cast.</p> <h3>Half cast</h3> <p>A half cast will stay on for three to four weeks. About one week after the cast is put on, your child will need to have a follow-up appointment with the fracture clinic at the hospital. At the clinic, staff will make sure your child's wrist is healing properly. If your child has a half cast, you may also be shown how to remove the cast at home. </p> <p>Depending on the size of the fracture, it may take six months to a year before your child's wrist can fully straighten, bend and twist. However, most children do not need physiotherapy. </p> <h3>Full cast</h3> <p>If your child has a full cast, it will have to stay on for four to six weeks or perhaps longer. Your child will have follow-up appointments at one week, two weeks, and four to six weeks after the cast was put on. </p> <h2>Follow-up clinic information</h2> <p>Write down the dates and times of your follow-up appointments here:</p> <p>Write down the number of the fracture clinic here:</p> <p>Write down the name of the doctor or nurse at the fracture clinic here:</p>
Fracture du poignetFFracture du poignetWrist fractureFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)WristBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000078.0000000000000550.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Vous en apprendrez davantage sur les poignets fracturés, les traitements, les rendez-vous de suivi et le rétablissement, qui peut prendre jusqu’à un an.</p><h2>Poignet cassé ou fracturé</h2> <p>Votre enfant a un poignet cassé ou fracturé.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fracture du poignet</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_wrist_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Le radius, le cubitus et les os du poignet (os carpiens) se rejoignent dans l'articulation du poignet. En cas de fracture du poignet, l'un ou plusieurs de ces os peuvent être cassés.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Votre enfant a besoin d'un plâtre complet ou d'un demi-plâtre pour que la fracture du poignet guérisse.</li> <li>Vous pouvez retirer le demi-plâtre à la maison après environ 3 semaines.</li> <li>Le plâtre entier ne sera probablement pas retiré avant au moins 6 semaines.</li> <li>Votre enfant doit éviter les sports de contact intenses après le retrait du plâtre.</li> <li>Le retour complet de la force et de l'amplitude de mouvement du poignet de votre enfant pourrait prendre un an.</li> </ul><h2>Votre enfant aura besoin d'un plâtre</h2> <p>Pour que l'os puisse guérir, votre enfant aura besoin d'un plâtre et peut-être d'une écharpe. Le type de plâtre dont votre enfant aura besoin dépend de la gravité de la fracture.</p> <p>Les fractures mineures ne nécessitent qu'un demi-plâtre. Une fracture plus grave nécessitera probablement un plâtre entier.</p> <h3>Demi-plâtre</h3> <p>Un demi-plâtre reste en place pendant 3 à 4 semaines. Environ une semaine après l'installation du plâtre, votre enfant devra aller à un rendez-vous de suivi à la clinique des fractures à l'hôpital. Le personnel de l'hôpital s'assurera que le poignet de votre enfant guérit bien. Si votre enfant a un demi-plâtre, on pourrait vous montrer comment retirer le plâtre à la maison.</p> <p>Selon la taille de la fracture, 6 mois à un an pourraient être nécessaires avant que le poignet de votre enfant puisse s'étirer, se plier et se tourner entièrement. Cependant, la plupart des enfants n'ont pas besoin de physiothérapie (kinésithérapie).</p> <h3>Plâtre entier</h3> <p>Si votre enfant a un plâtre entier, il devra rester en place 4 à 6 semaines, ou peut-être même plus longtemps. Votre enfant aura un rendez-vous de suivi après une semaine, deux semaines et quatre à six semaines après l'installation du plâtre. </p> <h2>Renseignements sur les rendez-vous de suivi</h2> <p>Écrire la date et l'heure des rendez-vous de suivi ici :</p> <p>Écrivez le numéro de la clinique des fractures ici:</p> <p>Écrivez le nom du médecin ou de l'infirmier de la clinique des fractures :</p>

 

 

Wrist fracture1186.00000000000Wrist fractureWrist fractureWEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)WristBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZPreeti Grewal, RN, MN, APN;William Cole, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACS, FRCSC6.0000000000000078.0000000000000550.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A wrist fracture requires a full cast or a half cast. Read about broken wrists, treatment, follow up appointments and recovery which can take up to a year. </p><h2>A broken or fractured wrist</h2><p>Your child has a broken or fractured wrist. A fractured wrist might also be called a cracked wrist.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fractured wrist</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Fracture_wrist_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The radius, ulna and wrist bones (carpal bones) meet at the wrist joint. Any of these bones can be broken in a wrist fracture.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child needs a half or full cast to heal a fractured or broken wrist. </li> <li>A half cast can be removed at home after about three weeks. </li> <li>A full cast will likely not be removed for at least six weeks. </li> <li>You child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is removed. </li> <li>Your child's wrist may need a year to fully recover strength and movement.</li> </ul><h2>Healing after the cast is removed</h2> <p>Your child should avoid high-impact, contact sports for four to six weeks after taking off the cast. Your child will gradually gain confidence in the arm and will return to regular activities. </p> <p>If you have any concerns, contact your family doctor or the advanced practice nurse (APN) at the fracture clinic.</p><h2>Your child will need a cast</h2> <p>For the bone to heal, your child will need a <a href="/Article?contentid=1178&language=English">cast</a> and possibly a sling. What type of cast your child will need depends on how serious the break or fracture was. </p> <p>Minor fractures usually only need a half cast. A more serious fracture or a break will probably need a full cast.</p> <h3>Half cast</h3> <p>A half cast will stay on for three to four weeks. About one week after the cast is put on, your child will need to have a follow-up appointment with the fracture clinic at the hospital. At the clinic, staff will make sure your child's wrist is healing properly. If your child has a half cast, you may also be shown how to remove the cast at home. </p> <p>Depending on the size of the fracture, it may take six months to a year before your child's wrist can fully straighten, bend and twist. However, most children do not need physiotherapy. </p> <h3>Full cast</h3> <p>If your child has a full cast, it will have to stay on for four to six weeks or perhaps longer. Your child will have follow-up appointments at one week, two weeks, and four to six weeks after the cast was put on. </p> <h2>Follow-up clinic information</h2> <p>Write down the dates and times of your follow-up appointments here:</p> <p>Write down the number of the fracture clinic here:</p> <p>Write down the name of the doctor or nurse at the fracture clinic here:</p><h2>Removing the cast</h2> <p>After three or four weeks, your doctor at the fracture clinic may allow you to take off a half cast at home. Removing the cast is not difficult. When taking off the cast, carefully cut up the flannel side of the partial cast with scissors. </p> <p>If your child has a full cast, it will be removed at the fracture clinic.</p> <p>After removing the cast, your child's skin may be dry and itchy and look dirty. Use warm water and soap to gently wash and cream to moisturize the skin. </p> <p>When the cast is off, your child can start moving the wrist. At first, the wrist may be stiff but movement will get better with time and activity. </p> <p>Your child's arm may be smaller and feel weaker than the other arm. The muscles get thin from not being used. The muscles will get bigger and stronger as your child goes back to normal activities. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/wrist_fracture.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/wrist_fracture.jpgwristfractureWrist fracture

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