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Fractured radius and ulna. Swollen hand, not able to straighten the finger. How long will it take to get cured?

Hi,on 11/30/2012 i fractured my left distal radius and ulna.I came out of the cast 1 week ago only to be out into a removable cast for the next 4 weeks..My hand is swollen, my arm appears to be disfigured and i can not straighten my ring finger ..why would there be a large amount of swelling in my hand and how long should it last?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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The swelling in the hand and fingers after application of cast could be due to a too tight cast causing an interruption of the blood supply. You need to get it examined by your orthopedician to avoid any complications.
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Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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