Advice on recent wrist break please!

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nearly 5 weeks ago I picked up a distal radius fracture playing football. while I know its broken and have got x rays (attached) I've been given little details on how badly its broken, how much pain I should be in and how long I can expect it to take to heal. 4 weeks ago I had it manipulated (with no warning or painkillers!) and a different cast put on. the consultant called it a colles cast. I've never seen anything like it! my hand is at an angle and as a result I can hardly move my fingers. the edge of my cast at my palm makes it impossible to bend them too far

I guess what I'm mainly looking for is advice and reassurance please!

thanks so much 😃

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    Hi Ellie,

    I broke my radius and ulna in February 2022 (3 mths ago) and it was called a Colles fracture.

    i was really worried about my cast as my hand was at a really weird angle that made me look as if i was trying to impersonate "emu" (if you remember that crazy act that used to be on the telly)

    The Nurse said it had to be at that angle in order to be able to rotate ones wrist (turning a key in a lock for example) once the cast comes off and physio begins.

    ..... but you mentioned that you can't move your fingers properly......

    You must exercise your fingers and you should be able to move them freely... if you can't move them easily or they feel squashed then you must return to the fracture clinic and get the plaster cast reapplied.

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