Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Mableton GA

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Integrity Heights Health Center
(678) 587-8953
3040 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Kostas Chiropractic Clinics
(770) 450-1102
2810 Cobb Lane
Smyrna, GA
Promotion
Call today to schedule a consultation!
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 10:00 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

A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 278-9872
2810 Spring Rd
Atlanta, GA
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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

Warner Family Chiropractic
(678) 785-7575
3201 Austell Rd Sw
Marietta, GA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
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

Atlanta Accident & Injury Center/Atlanta Chiropractic Life Center
(678) 785-7791
1421 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
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We Specialize In Treating Auto Accident Victims. Call For An Immediate Appointment! 1 block from Woodruff Arts Center/H.I.G.H. Museum and Arts Center Marta station. Located on Peachtree Street near 17th St.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractors, Personal Injury

Burke Chiropractic - Ask for Dr. Burke
(678) 439-9980
545 Concord Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
Promotion
Mention this offer when scheduling your appointment and receive a complimentary 1/2hr massage upon consult & examination
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy - Austell
(770) 744-5370
3999 Austell Road, Suite 701
Austell, GA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 829-0816
560 Thorton Rd
Lithia Springs, 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 - Marietta
(678) 899-6481
711 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA
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 - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Cardwell Chiropractic Clinic
(678) 671-9582
1230 Johnson Ferry Pl # G30
Marietta, GA
Hours
Monday 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, 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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