10 Broken Wrist Symptoms

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A broken wrist refers to a crack or a break in any one of the 10 bones in this complex joint. However, the most common wrist fracture involves the large bone in the forearm called the radius.

A broken wrist is one of the most common forearm injuries. In 2009, there were 72 wrist fractures per 100,000 person’s in the United States, second only to finger ulcerations, which were 221 per 100,000. Finger fractures were third with 68 cases per 100,000 persons.

Most cases of wrist fractures occur at home. Others occur during sports activities and at school. A broken wrist can cause disability and pain that lasts for weeks or months. Because this can affect you or a loved one, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with the following 10 broken wrist symptoms.

Symptom #1: Deformed Wrist

A deformation of the wrist may indicate a wrist fracture. This is the case even if pain or other symptoms are mild. It is worth to note that when a deformation is present, it may indicate that the fracture is severe and may involve actual breakage of one or more bones.

When such a fracture occurs, splinters of bone may be present within the wrist. For this reason, you should ensure that the fractured arm remains in a position of minimal mobility. This should happen even as you take the patient to hospital or wait for an ambulance. This will help reduce further breakage or migration of the broken pieces of bone.

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