Wrist Fractures

Wrist Fracture Treatment

Wrist fracture or broken wrist is breakage in any of the bones that form the wrist. It includes eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna.

Characteristics of Wrist Fracture:

  • Cause: Fall on an outstretched hand OR severe trauma such as car or motor accidents or fall from significant height (ladder) OR weak bones

  • Symptoms: Pain, swelling, deformity, bruising and tenderness around the injured area along with inability to move or use the hand and wrist and numbness or tingling in the fingers.

  • Treatment: Stable fractures of wrist can be managed by cast or splint while unstable fractures often require surgery to restore and hold the alignment.