Wrist Fractures

Hand Surgeon Mark E. Pruzansky, MD and Jason S. Pruzansky, MD can help you experience less pain and recover quicker from hand, wrist and elbow surgery through minimally invasive surgery techniques. Call our Concierge Services at 212-249-8700 to schedule your appointment.

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.