Wrist fracture

Wrist fractures are common injuries in both the young and the old. Elderly patients with osteoporosis will often suffer a wrist fracture when the use their arms to break a fall. Similarly, children or the young may cause a broken wrist in a fall or other injury. Differential for wrist ...

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Symptoms of Wrist fracture

Symptoms of a broken arm or wrist Signs of a broken arm or wrist include:

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Types of Wrist fracture

Some types of this condition may include:1 Types of Wrist Fracture:

  • Carpal Bone Fracture
  • Colles Fracture
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Treatments: Wrist fracture

A broken (fractured) arm or wrist needs to be treated as soon as possible. It typically takes a month or two to heal. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Prevention of Wrist fracture

Many things can affect the risk for a fall, such as how good a personís balance is and how many trip hazards are in the environment. The kind of fall matters, too. Wrist fractures often occur when a person ...3

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References

  1. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ broken-arm-or-wrist/ 
  3. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2015/ feature1

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