Wrist fracture

Wrist fracture

| Wrist fracture
What is Wrist fracture ?

A wrist fracture is a medical condition that occurs when one or more bones in the wrist are broken. The wrist is made up of two bones in the forearm called the radius and ulna, and eight small carpal bones in the hand. Fractures can occur in any of these bones.


Wrist fractures are commonly caused by falls, especially onto an outstretched hand. They can also occur due to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or direct blows to the wrist.


Symptoms of a wrist fracture may include pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and difficulty moving the wrist. Treatment may include immobilization of the wrist with a cast or splint, medication for pain and inflammation, and sometimes surgery to realign and stabilize the bones.


there are two main treatment options: non-surgical and surgical.

Non-surgical treatment:

  • Immobilization: A cast or splint may be used to immobilize the wrist and allow the bone to heal. This can take several weeks to several months depending on the severity of the fracture.
  • Pain management: Pain medication may be prescribed to manage pain and swelling.

Surgical treatment:

  • Open reduction and internal fixation: In this procedure, the surgeon makes an incision and realigns the broken bones using screws, plates.
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