A wrist fracture is the most common bone fracture in the human body. This kind of bone disease is characterized by a broken wrist can occur at all ages and genders. The wrist consists of two large bones. The bigger one is called the radius bone, the smaller one is called the ulna.
Broken wrist symptoms
Wrist pain is the main symptom of a broken wrist. Youth and middle-aged adults wrist fractures can affect the articular surface and joint. Osteoporosis of the elderly and children wrist fractures are often affected outside the joint. Different types of fractures should choose different treatment options. In general, if the joint that is affected by the fracture reset is not well will cause traumatic arthritis, long-lasting wrist pain, and other sequelae. The external fracture of the joint is no impact on the articular surface, so long as the treatment of large structure is correct should be no need to worry about traumatic arthritis in the future.
Although common extra-articular fractures do not cause traumatic arthritis, the wrist consist of two bone that controls the wrist activity, so some times fracture will cause persistent wrist pain.
Treatments of a broken wrist?
Wrist fracture treatment is nothing less than surgical treatment and non-surgical treatment. In general, the fracture with no dislocation only needs non-surgical treatment. The advantage of non-surgical treatment is no need to go through surgery that brings pain and complication trouble. However, some non-displacement wrist fractures belong to unstable fractures. As time passes, these unstable wrist fractures will be dislocated again and deformation may happen.
Unstable broken wrists, once found, are generally too late to get appropriate treatment. Even do some corrective surgery will cause greater harm and the recovery is not good. Surgical treatment is to replace the dislocation of a bone in place and then fixed the fracture with a surgical fixation device.