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Fractures

Wrist Fractures

A wrist fracture is the medical term for a broken wrist. The wrist is made up of eight small bones that connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna, and a wrist fracture can involve any of these bones. Some fractures can be treated with a cast, and others will need surgery to return the bones to their correct position. If you have been diagnosed with a wrist fracture, or are concerned that you might have one, please contact The Center for Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery so we can evaluate you and determine the best treatment to restore your function.

The most common fracture of the wrist is a fracture of the radius, often termed a “distal radius fracture.” If you would like to learn more about distal radius fractures, please click here.

Hand and Finger Fractures

A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. The hand is made up of nineteen small bones that are at the end of the wrist and the forearm, and a fracture can involve any of these small bones. Some fractures can be treated with a cast, and others will need surgery to return the bones to their correct position. If you are concerned that you might have a hand fracture, please contact The Center for Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery so we can evaluate you and determine the best treatment to restore your function.

A commonly fractured bone of the hand is the metacarpal fracture. If you would like to learn more about metacarpal fractures, please click here.