Your Care Instructions
Your wrist can be forced out of its normal position (dislocated) if you fall on it hard. This can happen in a crash or when playing sports.
When the wrist is dislocated, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves can be damaged. You may need more treatment.
The doctor put your wrist back in its normal position and may have put it in a cast or splint. This will help keep your wrist stable until your follow-up appointment.
You may need surgery because a dislocated wrist is usually also broken.
It may take weeks or months for your wrist to heal, depending on how bad the injury is.
The doctor has checked you carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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