How long does it take for ORIF wrist to heal?

How long does it take for ORIF wrist to heal?

Full rehabilitation of your wrist after ORIF surgery can take 3 to 6 months depending on the success of your surgery, the severity of your wrist fracture as well as the initial condition of your wrist.

How long is recovery from plate and screws in wrist?

Recovery from wrist fracture surgery can take anywhere from six weeks to four months, depending on the severity of the injury, and the type of procedure performed.

How long does pain last after ORIF wrist surgery?

Your broken bone (fracture) was put into position and stabilized. You can expect some pain and swelling around the cut (incision) the doctor made. This should get better within a few days after your surgery. But it is normal to have some pain for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery and mild pain for up to 6 weeks after surgery.

How do you rehab a wrist after surgery?

Wrist extensor stretch

  1. Extend the arm with the affected wrist in front of you and point your fingers toward the floor.
  2. With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.
  3. Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Is Orif considered major surgery?

Generally, ORIF is an urgent surgery. Your doctor might recommend ORIF if your bone: breaks in multiple places.

When can I start exercising after broken wrist?

It is important that you start to exercise your arm as soon as your cast is removed. By exercising and regaining normal movements, the feeling of stiffness and pain will gradually subside. You may find the elbow and shoulder joints are stiff too, so keep these moving if they are not injured.

Should My wrist still hurts after cast?

It is normal for your wrist to feel vulnerable once out of plaster because it hasn’t been moved for a long time. It is important that swelling, pain, strength and stiffness are addressed following the removal of the plaster. It is normal to have some pain once your cast comes off.

What should you know about your wrist surgery recovery?

The average wrist surgery recovery period is twelve weeks. It is not uncommon for patients to get concerned about how long the pain will last after wrist surgery. As a general rule, most patients have dull pain for about two months post-surgery with minor occurrences of severe pain happening with an accidental movement or overextension.

What is the recovery time for wrist surgery?

Recovery from wrist tendonitis surgery should take roughly six weeks. During this time, a splint or cast will immobilize the wrist until it heals. Following the procedure, the wrist surgeon may recommend physical therapy so scar tissue does not form.

How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?

In general, wrist fractures take at least a month to heal. While mild fractures can heal within a month or two, more serious ones can take up to a year to fully heal. To speed up the healing process, try to avoid putting pressure on your wrist whenever possible.

What is the worst type of wrist fracture?

Scaphoid Fractures. The scaphoid is probably the worst bone in the entire arm to break. It has a poor blood supply, it is subjected to high stresses, and it is a very important wrist bone.