Hand Wrist Wrist Fracture

Wrist Fractures: Causes and Treatment

Learn about wrist fractures, what causes them, and how to treat them in this video from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    i am in the 7th week of my wrist fracture. after 4 weeks with a cast, i am using a brace since friday. my hand and fingers are still swollen. should i ice my hand.

  • sally hukka
    June 1, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    I am a golfer. I have been in a cast for 3 weeks for fractured wrist. how long till I can golf

  • Susan Cawood
    March 17, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    I have broke mine straight down the middle and may have to have operation because of my age and medication I am taking how long dose this type of operation take

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