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Fractured my wrist 3 days ago, it's my left wrist, I am right handed, after initial X Ray, was told it would need a gentle pull before the cast was put on, that done, (it hurt like hell, went nuts on Gas and Air!) I had another X Ray and the end result was being told I need a Plate putting in, I was told by the Doc who pulled it, that it wasn't that bad, wasn't impacted and confirmed just a gentle pull was needed, but this was an A&E Doc. I really do not want an Operation, I am 60 years old, have bad Asthma, Diabetic and overweight, having been to I will have to General Anesthetic , with my health and have nearly died twice in the past, this is a major concern. Also I am afraid of infection as any cuts nearly always end in infections. I also have grave doubts about the Plate, I have Carpel Tunnel; Syndrome and a friend who has gone through the same op with Carpel Tunnel found that the Plate caused more nerve damage, the wrist was fused and she ended up having it taken out. Am I wise to put it off and see if just having a Cast will heal the Fracture in time, is there a time frame to have the Plate put in. My finger are fine, amazingly the swelling has gone down in 2 days, I can wiggle & bend them, they are pink, def better than at first as I was concerned about them. I see the Orthopedic Doc tomorrow, but the feedback seems to be to have it done for a quick fix, but it wont be if it goes wrong. Sorry this is long winded but my head is in a spin and a little voice in my head says don't go ahead and I feel if are unsure about something you shouldn't rush.
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