My mom fell and fractured her distal radius two days ago. She was seen in the ER and the fracture is about 50% displaced. They referred us to ortho but ortho won't even see her until Friday, five days after the fracture. Is this typical? Seems like a long time to wait. She has numbness now in her fingers but the office still said wait till Friday. Should I be more proactive in trying to get her seen sooner? Thanks for any advice!
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replied December 9th, 2014
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. I am sure the fracture is not unattended and ER has stabilized it or at least put a cast on it. If the numbness is associated with color change or swelling or temperature change then it is a surgical emergency and cant wait till friday. otherwise, friday is fine.

I hope it helps.Please take good care of yourself and do as directed.I would advise to stay in touch with your health care provider as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor where a complete evaluation occurs. I will be here if you need me or have any more questions to ask, i would love to answer.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Take care
Khan


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replied January 7th, 2015
I had a fracture of the distal radius - it was in over 15 pieces. I didn't have surgery for two weeks and it healed great.
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