As soon as possible, the patient should be encouraged to elevate the limb and mobilize the digits, elbow and shoulder.
If necessary, functional exercises can be under the supervision of a hand therapist.
X-rays are taken to check the reduction. Refer to your local protocol for timing of X-ray follow-up.
The cast (and K-wires if used) is left in place for 4-6 weeks. An x-ray will document fracture position at this time.