I had an accident 6 weeks ago and my right second metacarpal was broken. 2 k-wires were inserted at that time and were removed yesterday. My doctor examined and said because I still feel pain when he touches my affected bone, so he placed a cast on my hand.
I actually feel comfortable when I do not move my right index finger, I wish I do not need to wear the cast, because it is heavy, itchy and causing me inconveniences.
Unfortunately, it sounds like your fracture was not completely healed yet. The best test for determining if the fracture is solidly healed, is to palpate the fracture (press on it). If the patient has significant discomfort when this is done, then there is still some motion of the fragments, and the fracture still needs to be immobilized.
You also state that you still have pain when you move your index finger. Which can also be an indication that the fracture is still not united.
Yes, unfortunately, casts can be a pain to deal with, but it is usually necessary for the proper treatment of the fracture. If the fracture does not heal properly, you can have some significant problems down the road.
You will probably only have to have the cast on for a few weeks. In the big picture, that is actually a very short amount of time.
If the cast is uncomfortable or rubs in places, then you need to contact the surgeon. But, otherwise, you are just going to have to deal with it.
I currently remove the cast while I do not sleep. I feel comfortable if like this, and I also make sure I do not move my index finger. My next appointment is on February 4th, by that time it should be healed. =)
Hi i have k wires in my wrist due to distal radius break and dislocation. Since having my cast changed last week i have been in pain with one of my wires is this normal? Also after the wires are removed will i need another cast on? Thanks