Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Frederick MD

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King Chiropractic Institute
(240) 489-6118
3280 Urbana Pike, Suite 206
Urbana, MD
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Ballenger Creek Chiropractic
(240) 394-1797
604 Solarex Ct. Ste. 101
Frederick, MD
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 - 1:00 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, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

McLaughlin Family Chiropractic
(240) 397-6575
8701 Antietam Dr
Walkersville, MD
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 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

Germantown Physical Therapy
(301) 683-8238
20528 Boland Farm Rd # 211
Germantown, MD
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Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Gold's Gym Frederick
(301) 698-4653
5728 BUCKEYSTOWN PIKE
Frederick, MD
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Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist

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Active Physical Therapy of Frederick
(240) 397-5575
604 Solarex Ct, # 104
Frederick, MD
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Call today for an appointment! Same day appointments available!
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Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Rosemont Chiropractic and Rehab
(240) 207-1950
1505 Rosemont ave
Frederick , MD
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Contact us today to schedule your Chiropractic Exam! First Visit Exam and X-ray Just $ 29.99 ! Offer valid for the first 10 new patients this month. I'm sure we can help you!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Lansdowne/Leesburg
(703) 349-4395
19450 Deerfield Ave #100
Leesburg, VA
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Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Active Physical Therapy of Germantown
(240) 780-2269
13247 Executive Park Terrace
Germantown, MD
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Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

E N D Uracare Thearpy Mgmnt Inc
(301) 371-3947
6012 Jefferson Blvd
Frederick, MD
Industry
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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