Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Ellicott City MD

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NovaCare Rehabilitation- Ellicott City
(410) 657-2851
3290 North Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:45 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Harbor Physical Therapy
(410) 999-0357
5500 Knoll North Dr
Columbia, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Rower Chiropractic
(410) 824-1829
8182 Lark Brown Rd Suite #102
Elkridge, MD
Promotion
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Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Columbia Physical Therapy
(410) 824-1248
8186 Lark Brown Rd Suite 302
Elkridge, MD
Promotion
Those patients of Columbia Physical Therapy will automatically receive 20% off massage therapy session. Those patients who refer friends and family for weight loss program will automatically receive one week of free food (worth $100)
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Agape PT - Eldersburg
(410) 220-1408
1388 Progess Way
Eldersburg, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Life Fitness Physical Therapy - Ellicott City
(410) 861-0980
9171 Baltimore National Pke
Ellicott City, MD
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Life Fitness Physical Therapy - Columbia
(443) 687-7543
10840 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Johnson Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(443) 304-3047
1126 N Rolling Rd
Catonsville, MD
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Life Fitness Physical Therapy - Baltimore
(443) 535-1838
3350 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation- Eldersburg
(410) 782-0553
1393 Progress Way
Eldersburg, MD
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, 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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