History: 62 year-old male fell in his backyard injuring his right wrist.  X-rays showed a wrist fracture with displacement and angulation resulting in severe pain, swelling, and deformity.

Diagnosis: Right distal radius fracture

Treatment: Open reduction and internal fixation with plates and screws

Outcome: At 6 weeks after surgery he had regained nearly all motion, was still working on increasing his strength, and had no pain.  The scar was hardly noticeable. X-rays showed the bones were in perfect alignment.

No pain and nearly normal motion at 6 weeks after surgery!