Non-Operative Wrist Fracture Treatment

In most cases, a simple wrist fracture (one in which there is no bone fragmentation and in which the bone fragments have not shifted out of position) can be treated with a splint or a cast. Other important considerations for treatment include the location of the fracture, whether there is any involvement of the wrist joint and level of activity of the patient. If the bones are fragmented or out of place, your doctor can usually reset the fracture to the proper position. This procedure is called “reducing” a wrist fracture.

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