Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Baldwinsville NY

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Liverpool Physical Therapy
(315) 498-1548
718 Old Liverpool Rd.
Liverpool, NY
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Brighton Physical Therapy
(315) 464-0922
181 Intrepid Ln
Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Advantage Physical Aquatic Therapy
(315) 638-6428
7 E Genesee St
Baldwinsville, NY
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Physical Therapist

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Fitness Forum Physical Therapy
(315) 635-0400
8276 Willett Pkwy Ste 100
Baldwinsville, NY
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Physical Therapist

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Bounce Physical Therapy Pc
(315) 214-3431
4205 Long Branch Rd
Liverpool, NY
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Physical Therapist

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ProActive Physical Therapy
(315) 464-0937
792 N Main St # 100C
North Syracuse, NY
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Examinations can be performed within 24 hours
Hours
Monday 7:15 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:15 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:15 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy Plus
(315) 638-0173
3090 Belgium Rd
Baldwinsville, NY
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Physical Therapist

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Onondaga Physical Therapy
(315) 635-5000
31 E Genesee St
Baldwinsville, NY
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Physical Therapist

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Urology Consultants of Syracuse
(315) 622-4615
8100 Oswego Rd
Liverpool, NY
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Proactive Physical Therapy
(315) 451-6541
7325 Oswego Rd Stop 1
Liverpool, NY
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Physical Therapist

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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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