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Wrist Fractures

Wrist fracture or broken wrist is breakage in any of the bones that form the wrist. It includes eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna.

Characteristics of Wrist Fracture

Cause: Fall on an outstretched hand OR severe trauma such as car or motor accidents or fall from significant height (ladder) OR weak bones.

Symptoms: Pain, swelling, deformity, bruising and tenderness around the injured area along with inability to move or use the hand and wrist and numbness or tingling in the fingers.

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