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Wrist Fracture Treatment

Wrist fractures are a prevalent injury that can greatly affect one's ability to perform everyday tasks. These fractures involve any of the eight small bones in the wrist (carpal bones) or the ends of the radius and ulna (forearm bones). They often result from falls onto an outstretched hand, sports mishaps, or motor vehicle accidents. Common symptoms include intense pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the wrist or hand. Diagnosing a wrist fracture typically requires a physical examination and imaging tests like X-rays. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the fracture and may range from immobilization with a splint or cast to surgical procedures involving pins, screws, or plates to realign and stabilize the bones. Early and appropriate treatment is essential to promote proper healing and prevent complications such as chronic pain, stiffness, or arthritis. Recovery often involves physical therapy to restore strength, flexibility, and function. Preventive measures include wearing protective gear during high-risk activities, maintaining bone health through a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and engaging in weight-bearing exercises. If you suspect a wrist fracture, seek medical care promptly to ensure a swift and effective recovery.

Wrist fractures are a prevalent injury that can greatly affect one's ability to perform everyday tasks. These fractures involve any of the eight small bones in the wrist (carpal bones) or the ends of the radius and ulna (forearm bones). They often result from falls onto an outstretched hand, sports mishaps, or motor vehicle accidents. Common symptoms include intense pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the wrist or hand. Diagnosing a wrist fracture typically requires a physical examination and imaging tests like X-rays. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the fracture and may range from immobilization with a splint or cast to surgical procedures involving pins, screws, or plates to realign and stabilize the bones. Early and appropriate treatment is essential to promote proper healing and prevent complications such as chronic pain, stiffness, or arthritis. Recovery often involves physical therapy to restore strength, flexibility, and function. Preventive measures include wearing protective gear during high-risk activities, maintaining bone health through a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and engaging in weight-bearing exercises. If you suspect a wrist fracture, seek medical care promptly to ensure a swift and effective recovery.

Dr. Manuj Wadhwa
Years Of - Experience 20 +

Dr. Manuj Wadhwa

Chairman & Executive Director Elite Institutes of Orthopedics & Joint Replacement
  • Ivy Hospitals, Punjab
  • Ojas Hospitals, Panchkula
Awards Wining Doctor
  • 2 Times World Book of Records
  • 7 Times Limca Book of Records
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