Wrist Fracture Relief

Falling on an outstretched arm can cause the bones in the wrist to break, resulting in a wrist fracture.


The surgeons at Onward Orthopedics are wrist fracture experts.


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What is a Wrist Fracture?

Your wrist is made up of 8 small bones and two long bones in your forearm. Either one of these structures is susceptible to a fracture after an injury. Some fractures can be more severe than others. With severe fractures, your wrist becomes unstable and surgical intervention is needed to fix it.

Symptoms of a Wrist Fracture

Pain and swelling
Tenderness and bruising
Pain when moving thumb or wrist

How is a Wrist Fracture Treated?

Prompt treatment of a wrist fracture will avoid potential complications. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment can range from casting to surgery. If pieces of the bone are displaced, your doctor may recommend surgery to realign and stabilize the bone.