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Can My Resume Playing Right After Cast Removal For Distal Fracture?

Hi, I have a 4th grade son that experienced a minor distal radial fracture playing football. So minor that the Dr has no issue removing the cast at 3 weeks. Our question is whether he can resume football when the cast comes off if we tape/wrap his wrist real good?
Mon, 11 Apr 2022
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Hi,

Even though the cast can come off safely after 3 weeks for a minor fracture of the distal radius, it is strongly recommended to allow another 3 to 6 weeks for consolidation of the fracture before full fledged contact sports.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. John Chacko, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Can My Resume Playing Right After Cast Removal For Distal Fracture?

Hi, Even though the cast can come off safely after 3 weeks for a minor fracture of the distal radius, it is strongly recommended to allow another 3 to 6 weeks for consolidation of the fracture before full fledged contact sports. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. John Chacko, Orthopedic Surgeon