A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. There are different types of wrist fractures. It can be “non-displaced,” which means the bones do not move out of place, or it can be “displaced,” when the bones need to be put back in the right place with a cast or splint. Both of these fractures are stable. It can also be unstable, which means the bone may have shattered and cannot be fixed with a cast or splint.
Fractures can be treated with a cast, splint or even surgery. It depends on your personal circumstances. Learn more about wrist fractures, and view additional videos at www.HandCare.org.