About Wrist Fractures:
The wrist joint is comprised of two main joints in the forearm. The radius and the ulna. Fractures of these bones in the forearm are among the most common wrist fractures. These fractures typically occur when a patient outstretches their arm while bracing for a fall.
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain and swelling
- Deformity of the wrist
How is it Treated?
- Pain medications to temporarily relieve pain
- Casting of the affected wrist if nondisplaced or minimally displaced
- In certain instances, these conservative treatments may not be enough in dealing with the fracture. Contacting an orthopedic specialist can be necessary for properly treating a wrist fracture
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Dr. Julia Kenniston
Hand & Wrist Specialist