Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Lawrence MA

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Select Physical Therapy - Salem
(603) 965-7196
7 Stiles Road
Salem, NH
Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health

Performance Lifestyles Physical Therapy
(781) 295-1788
23 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA
Promotion
Free Consultation with a Physical Therapist to assess any pain or movement trouble.
No Prescription needed!
No Insurance referral required!
Call to make an appointment.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

McGovern Physical Therapy
(978) 925-0161
30 Prince Street
Danvers, MA
Promotion
Free Injury Screenings!
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 - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

C.P.T.E Senior Center
(603) 822-0966
70 Temple St
Nashua, NH
Promotion
Free Injury Assessments given daily at all clinics. Don't let those aches and pains get you down. Call us to schedule your free assessment today!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Parent Chiropractic Ctr
(603) 965-7142
184 Mammoth Rd
Londonderry, NH
Promotion
Mention your calling from ChiroAppointment and receive a free consultation!
Hours
Monday 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Orthopaedics Plus
(781) 304-8117
101 Cambridge St # 230
Burlington, MA
Promotion
Call our Burlington location today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

C.P.T.E Hudson
(603) 822-4819
142 Lowell Rd
Hudson, NH
Promotion
Free Injury Assessments given daily at all clinics. Don't let those aches and pains get you down. Call us to schedule your free assessment today!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

H.D. Physical Therapy
(781) 422-8954
607 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA
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 Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy of Woburn
(781) 839-9137
400 W Cummings Park # 1400
Woburn, MA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Moving Forward Physical Therapy
(781) 288-2024
65 Wiggins Ave
Bedford , MA
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 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, 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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