Wrist Fractures

Wrist Fractures include injuries to the distal radius  ulna, the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, hamate, capitate, trapezium, and trapezoid–any of the bones which comprise the wrist joint.

A wrist fracture may occur when the person falls on an outstretched or flexed hand, as is common in biking, basketball, skateboarding, in-line skating, football, baseball, motocross, ATV, BMX, and rugby.

Some injuries are treated with splints or lightweight fiberglass casts, while more complicated broken bones may require surgery, generally arthroscopically assisted.