Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Jonesboro GA

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A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(404) 585-5251
6568 – B Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA
Promotion
Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
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 - 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 - Fayetteville
(678) 561-6973
560 Grady Ave
Fayetteville, 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 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - McDonough
(678) 561-3946
1332 Zack-Hinton Pkwy.
McDonough, 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 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Peachtree City
(678) 802-2756
331 Commerce Drive
Peachtree City, 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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Women's Health Certified Specialist, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Griffin
(678) 967-8945
1435 N. Expressway, Ste. 201
Griffin, 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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Morrow
(770) 927-7866
1590 Adamson, Pkwy., Ste. 130
Morrow, GA
Promotion
We do not accept Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. We do provide aquatic/pool therapy at this location. We do not provide chiropractic care.
Hours
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 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Fairview Chiropractic Center
(678) 561-3993
421 Fairview Rd
Ellenwood , GA
Promotion
New Patient Special!
$65 Includes Health Consultation, Comprehensive Exam, Supportive Therapy, Chiropractic Manipulation.
Hours
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 - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 590-8713
1624 Virginia Ave
College Park, GA
Promotion
Free X-Ray and Consultation /
Transportation Available /
Same Day Appointments / Care May Cost You Nothing
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 - 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

Atlanta Health Unlimited
(404) 585-8931
3424 Flat Shoals
Decatur, GA
Promotion
Free Hydro Massage Therapy with your first scheduled visit!

We do not take Medicaid or Kaiser Permanente insurance!
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 - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

A D C Chiropractic Clinic
(678) 701-8949
4203 Memorial Dr
Decatur, GA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, 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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