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

According to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, wrist fractures can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to heal. However, long-term recovery can take up to a year. More »

As noted by MDGuidelines, the majority of fractures to the sternum heal in six to 12 weeks without the need for medical intervention. Furthermore, MDGuidelines states that in order to avoid setbacks or further injuries, ... More »

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 »