Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
What is it?
Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist): The radius is the larger of the two forearm bones that connect the wrist to the elbow. A distal radius fracture is when the bone breaks near the wrist joint. The radius supports the majority of forces at the wrist joint and it’s a large joint surface. Distal radius fractures are very common, so much so that they are the most commonly broken bone in the
Typical symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness at the wrist. The hand and wrist may be bruised and appear deformed. In many cases the wrist may actually hang in an odd or bent way.
Like with any other fractures the severity of the injury varies and may require simply casting or surgery.
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