Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Boynton Beach FL

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Village Chiropractic Center of Boynton Beach
(561) 767-9853
6607 Boynton Beach Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL
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We do not take medicaid!
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 - 1:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Chiropractic Associates of Lake Worth
(561) 623-6789
5315 Lake Worth Rd
Greenacres, FL
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Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Richard Cohen DC-Sunshine Wellness Center
(561) 945-0942
5804 Jog Rd
Lake Worth, FL
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Mention this ad and First visit is of no charge with a 15 minute free massage and 2 x-rays
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

American Medcare Center
(561) 328-0797
3200 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy - West Palm Beach
(561) 247-5979
2670 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Manual Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Stanger Health Care Center
(561) 376-2991
601 N Congress Ave
Delray Beach, FL
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Complimentary Assessment and Extended Massage
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Comprehensive Hand and Physical Therapy - Lake Worth
(561) 907-6886
3230 Lake Worth Rd
Lake Worth, FL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Sunshine Wellness Center
(561) 623-6376
5804 Jog Rd
Lake Worth, FL
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Complimentary initial examination and 2 x-rays.

Free 15 minute massage.

Call our office today!
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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

Wholistic Health Center
(561) 275-5059
3600 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
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Mention Coupon WHC3600 and receive a free Gift on your first visit
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr. Les Pachter, D.C.
(561) 342-1923
9325 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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

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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