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How long pain will be there for a broken arm ?

HI I broke my arm near the wrist on 13 Jan and was in a full arm cast for 7 weeks. The cast has now been off for 8 weeks but my arm still throbs all the time. I have limited strength and cannot twist the wrist. How long until it is pain free. It was a volar barton fracture.
Asked On : Wed, 4 May 2011
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The treatment of choice for a Volar Barton is surgery and fixation with plate or pins, as the fracture is very unstable. You must have been casted perhaps because the fracture was undisplaced. However, if it has been almost 4 months post fracture, start actively mobilizing your wrist and fingers. You could use a physiotherapy ball for the same. You need to consult a physiotherapist first and if the pain isn't relieved, go back to your Orthopaedician for Xrays and evaluation.
Answered: Fri, 6 May 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Tulasi Raman.P's  Response

Thanks for your query...

When "Volar Barton fracture" is treated with only cast and immobilisation the chance of success is substantially less and the chances mal-union is high...

So due due to malunion you may have the symptoms of weakness and pain.

So get a check x-ray of the affected wrist and the normal wrist done for comparison.
And get an orthopaedic surgeon opinion on this one...

Hope this helps...

Dr.Tulasi Raman.P

Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
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