Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Auburn WA

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Redondo Family Chiropractic
(253) 237-2946
28815 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA
Promotion
Contact us today for a Complimentary consultation with complete posture evaluation if necessary.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Life Chiropractic Center
(253) 248-0331
34507 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Highline Physical Therapy - Kent/Des Moines
(206) 651-4995
22659 Pacific Hwy. S
Des Moines, WA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Jex Chiropractic Spine & Rehab
(253) 234-1776
19201 108th Ave SE #101
Renton, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Chiropractic HealthCare
(253) 220-7974
11014 SE 192nd St
Renton, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Wolf Chiropractic & Massage
(253) 234-1520
1010 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA
Promotion
$40 for 1 Hour Introductory Massage.
No obligation consultation with the Doctor.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Highline Physical Therapy - Federal Way
(253) 235-9830
1010 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Optimal Health Spine and Wellness
(206) 629-6342
17651 1st Ave S, Suite 101
Normandy Park, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Burien Family Chiropractic
(206) 445-7159
15858 1St Ave S
Burien, WA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Alliant Physical Therapy & Integral Medicine
(253) 353-7458
201 N. I St.
Tacoma, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Wrist Fractures in the Elderly: Is Surgery Necessary?

Wrist fractures are common in older adults. In particular, distal radial fractures receive a lot of attention. The radius is one of two bones in the forearm (located on the thumb side of the forearm).

With a fall or traumatic injury, fracture at the end of the bone at the wrist can be considered unstable if the broken pieces have shifted and no longer line up as they should. Is it okay to put a cast on an unstable distal radial wrist fracture and let it heal as is? Or is surgery really needed to reset the bone perfectly?

That's the question orthopedic surgeons from the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases asked. Their specific interest was in the older population. All patients included in the study were at least 65 years old. The average age was in the mid-70s. The goal was to compare results in patients with a distal radial fracture treated with cast immobilization to results for patients with the same diagnosis who were treated surgically.

You may wonder: doesn't putting an unstable wrist fracture in a cast cause the bone to heal crooked or with some kind of misalignment? Yes, that is exactly what happened with one group. The other group had surgery to reset the break and hold it together with a metal plate and wires or an external device and pins. Anyone with an open fracture (bone poking through the skin) was automatically placed in the surgical group.

The results were measured (before and after treatment) in several different ways. X-rays were taken. A special test of function was given called the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH). Grip strength and wrist motion were measured and recorded. Pain intensity was recorded at regular intervals (at two, six, 12, 24, and 52 weeks after treatment was started).

In the end, the differences between the two groups were negligible. In other words, the differences in motion, pain, function, and strength were so small, there was no difference. Complications (e.g., nerve compression, tenosynovitis, stiffness, wrist pain) were equal between the two groups. Carpal tunnel syndrome was more of a problem in the group treated without surgery but the symptoms went away and were not permanent. Scores for the DASH test were basically the same for patients in both groups each time they were tested.

The two differences seen during follow-up didn't amount to anything significant. These included better grip strength in the group that had surgery when measured at the end of the first year. But this apparent weakness didn't seem to affect function. The X-rays showed a cleaner, more stable fracture site for the operative group. The break in the bones was set so that the surgical group had a more normal angle and length of bone. But again, the less optimal radiographic findings in the nonoperative group only translated into a small decrease in wrist motion that didn't affect function.

The researchers were careful to match patients between the two groups by age, se...

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