Non Surgical Wrist Fracture Treatments Midlothian VA

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Chiropractic Wellness Center Inc
(804) 302-8437
601 North Courthouse Road
Richmond , VA
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Call us today to schedule an appointment!
New and established patients have the availability to schedule an appointment on each day the clinic is open. We also pride ourselves on no waiting and very short waiting times.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy - Richmond
(804) 993-2708
1794 N. Parham Rd
Richmond, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Colonial Heights
(804) 684-1928
320-B Charles H Dimmock Pkwy
Colonial Heights, VA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 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, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Commission on Healthcare Certification
(804) 378-7273
13801 Village Mill Dr
Midlothian, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Advanced Physical Therapy Inc
(804) 560-9575
108 Walton Park Ln
Midlothian, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Select Physical Therapy - Chesterfield
(804) 518-8805
7061 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 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, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Glen Allen Chiropractic
(804) 482-4332
11535 Nuckols Rd D
Glen Allen, VA
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy - Mechanicsville
(804) 885-0922
7415 Lee Davis Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Fehan Leslie Cnmwhnp
(804) 423-8462
13700 St Francis Blvd
Midlothian, VA
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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May Physical Therapy Services
(804) 744-4629
4751 Brad Mcneer Pkwy
Midlothian, VA
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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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