How long is the recovery for a radial fracture and what can I expect during my recovery time?  I recently fell while skiing and have to have an “ORIF with a fixed volar angle plate.” I am a golfer and want to get back to my game this summer.

Typical recovery from this type of injury does take awhile but you can expect near to full recovery with the proper rehabilitation. A recent study found quicker return to normal function and decrease in pain with early motion and strengthening following the surgery versus the standard protocol of waiting for motion until two weeks after surgery and waiting to strengthening until six weeks after surgery.  You might look into the accelerated rehabilitation program and a physical therapist that can guide you in your recovery.  Also, this is a good discussion to have with your surgeon since recovery does also depend on the extent of damage and how well the surgery goes.