wrist fracture

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The wrist fracture is common in young patients and in adults over 65 years. This type of failure occurs when the end of the radius, located right next to the wrist, is broken. In medical terms are often called distal radius fracture always occurs approximately one inch from the end of the bone and its causes may be different. One of the most common is the Colles fracture in which the broken fragment of the radius tilts up. There are also intra-articular fracture, which extends into the wrist;Extra-articular fracture, which does not extend inwards;open or open fracture when the fractured bone cross the skin and which must act quickly to prevent an infection; comminuted fracture where the bone is divided into more than two parts.

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