Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Clarksville TN

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Select Physical Therapy - Clarksville Professional Park
(931) 304-9968
980 Professional Park Dr
Clarksville, TN
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Unfortunately, we Do Not accept AmeriChoice or AmeriGroup insurance plans. Please consult your local phone directory for other provider choices.
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Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

United Chiropractic Clinic
(931) 450-4186
329 Warfield Blvd # C # D
Clarksville, TN
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Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Radford's Office Furniture
(931) 553-4200
324 Union St
Clarksville, TN
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Physical Therapist

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Lyndons
(931) 552-9140
1502 Madison St
Clarksville, TN
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Health Spa, Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Select Physical Therapy
(931) 221-9967
331 Landrum Pl
Clarksville, TN
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Physical Therapist

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Select Physical Therapy - Clarksville-Landrum
(931) 246-9993
331 Landrum Pl
Clarksville, TN
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Unfortunately, we do NOT accept AmeriChoice or AmeriGroup insurance plans. Please consult your local phone directory for other provider choices.
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy
(931) 552-0796
2714 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
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Physical Therapist

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Full Spectrum Therapy Inc
(931) 906-0440
1842 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
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Physical Therapist

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AseraCare Hospice - Clarksville
(931) 551-4100
1539 Ashland City Rd
Clarksville, TN
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Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse

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Results Physiotherapy
(931) 503-1700
2197 Madison St Suite 106
Clarksville, TN
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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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