If you or someone you know may have suffered a wrist fracture in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, please REACH OUT to one of our trained Hand/Wrist Specialists today!
What is a Wrist Fracture?
A Wrist fracture occurs when a bone at the base of the hand breaks or cracks. The most common way patients fracture their wrists involves landing hard on the wrist when attempting to catch themselves during a fall.
Athletes who participate in sports like skating or snowboarding have a higher risk of fracturing their risks, along with patients suffering from osteoporosis, a condition which causes bones to lose density and strength.
Early treatment of a fractured wrist will help minimize pain and stiffness, and prevent the bones from healing in an improper alignment, which can affect a patient’s ability to accomplish everyday activities such as writing or buttoning a shirt.