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Wrist Dislocation

If you suffer from wrist location, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is Wrist Dislocation?

Wrist dislocation is a condition in which the bones of the wrist joint are forcefully displaced from their normal positions, resulting in an abnormal alignment of the joint. This usually occurs due to a traumatic injury, such as a fall onto an outstretched hand or a direct impact on the wrist.

Indications Of A Wrist Dislocation

Symptoms of a wrist dislocation may include severe pain, swelling, visible deformity or misalignment of the wrist, limited range of motion, and difficulty or inability to move the wrist or hand.

Diagnosis of wrist dislocation is typically made through a physical examination, evaluation of the patient’s medical history, and imaging tests such as X-rays or sometimes CT scans or MRI to assess the extent of the dislocation and any associated injuries.

Treatments For A Wrist Dislocation

Treatment of wrist dislocation aims to restore the normal alignment and stability of the joint. This is usually done through a process called reduction, where the dislocated bones are manually manipulated back into their proper positions. This procedure is performed by a healthcare professional, often under local or general anesthesia. After reduction, the wrist is immobilized with a splint or cast to allow for proper healing.

In some cases, additional measures such as physical therapy, rehabilitation exercises, or surgery may be required to restore full function and strength to the wrist.

It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention for a suspected wrist dislocation to prevent further damage and ensure appropriate treatment. A healthcare professional, such as an orthopedic surgeon or an emergency physician, should be consulted for an accurate diagnosis and management plan.


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