The healing process for a wrist fracture involves keeping the pieces of bone immobile and in proper alignment to heal normally, as well as completing exercises to restore motion once the bones have healed sufficiently, a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Most doctors recommend and use a cast to heal a non-displaced scaphoid fracture, says UW Health. Doctors use either a short arm cast or a long arm cast depending on the severity and the shape of the fracture. Displaced s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Wrist surgery does not typically shorten the healing time of a broken wrist. With or without surgery, recovery takes at least six weeks, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. However, sometimes the b... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Common treatments for tennis elbow are non-surgical and include anti-inflammatory medications, braces, steroid injections, modification of activity, physical therapy and shockwave treatment, according to the American Soc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

A hand surgeon begins as an orthopedic, plastic or general surgeon before receiving specialized training in problems of the hand, wrist and forearm, according to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Some hand sp... More » Health

The healing process of a bone fracture begins immediately when the severed blood vessels in the bone form a fracture hematoma, a type of blood clot, says HowStuffWorks. This keeps the bone stable and lines up the damaged... More »

To speed up the healing process for a broken wrist, stop smoking, eat a good diet, watch your intake of calcium and stick to the treatment plan, states Talking to the doctor about other methods of treatment is... More »