Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Duluth GA

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Choice Chiropractic & Wellness
(678) 400-4975
3400 Mcclure Bridge Rd Suite B203
Duluth, GA
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Office hours are M-Th 9-1; 3-6, and Friday and Saturday by appointment only
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

North Atlanta Chiropractic
(770) 383-1421
1533 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA
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Free Consult and Exam for all Felix callers...
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers - Suwanee
(470) 208-3257
1180 Satellite Blvd
Suwanee, GA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Cardiopulmonary, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Renew For Health
(404) 939-6986
11550 Jones Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA
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Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
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Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Select Physical Therapy - Alpharetta
(770) 648-2583
3400 C Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Certified Hand Therapist, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Spinal Aid Center of Atlanta
(678) 400-4781
1533 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Select Physical Therapy - Duluth
(678) 459-5924
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway, Ste125
Duluth, GA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Kostas Chiropractic Clinics
(770) 648-3129
2055-M Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, GA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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

Select Physical Therapy - North Atlanta
(678) 802-7187
5875 P’tree Ind. Blvd., Ste. 130
Norcross, GA
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We do not accept Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. We do not provide aquatic/pool therapy at this location. We do not provide chiropractic care.
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Ackerman Chiropractic Center
(678) 871-9990
5025 Winters Chapel Rd # H
Atlanta, GA
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We offer a free consultation to speak with the doctor to see if chiropractic care is the right choice for your health.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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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