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Are you still having pain or swelling?
I would suggest you keep the splint on until you have the issue of fracture resolved more definitively. There are several overlapping structures on plain films of the wrist and it is easy to get faked out. On the other hand, radiologists do miss things once in awhile. If the official report says "no fracture seen" it is a good sign, as radiologists see lots of films every day and have a great feel for what is normal and what is not. That said, I would suggest you have a second radiologist review the films (this is called an "R2") and see what he or she says. If there is any doubt remaining, I would suggest you get a CT of the wrist, which provides much greater detail about the bones. The blood supply to some of the bones of the wrist can be vulnerable to injury, so it would be important not to miss even a small fracture. In the meantime, it would be prudent to wear the brace and minimize use of the hand.
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