Cat (cat_77) wrote in little_details,

Sprained Wrist?

Silly little question, I am sure, but about how long is a standard sprained wrist braced?

I have googled “sprained wrist,” “sprained wrist treatment,” “treatment of sprained wrists,” and “severe sprains” but keep getting the standard RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) answer as well as the occasional need to cast and (in extreme circumstances) for surgery with physical therapy after, but none of the sites I have found list the duration of the splinting/bracing or even casting.

I am guessing the answer will vary slightly depending on the severity of the sprain, but would like at least a rough estimate to make the situation in the story seem plausible (sixteen year old fell off bike, has limited activities for the beginning of summer due to injury).

Thank you all very much in advance!
Tags: ~medicine (misc), ~medicine: injuries (misc)

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