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Wrist Fracture Surgery Risks As a Diabetic

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Presentation: Distal Radius Fracture Surgery
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As a diabetic, your risks for complications are higher. You may have a decreased ability to fight infection, less blood flow to the surgical area, and a longer healing time. For this reason, it is important that you keep all scheduled follow-up appointments and return sooner if any of the previously mentioned symptoms develop.
Infections are a major concern in following the procedure, and your doctor will treat any early suspected infections more aggressively with the knowledge that you are diabetic.
Because of the risks involved, it is essential for you to communicate with your healthcare team, so they can be aware of any possible problems. Your team is trained to observe, evaluate and respond to any unusual situations that arise.

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