Common Conditions:
Wrist Fracture (Distal Radius Fracture)

December 2013
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Wrist Fracture (Distal Radius Fracture)

The radius is one of two bones in your forearm. When holding your hands out in front of you with palms up, the radius is the bone on the outside or on the side your thumb is pointing to. . The distal radius is the end of this bone that connects with the wrist. This bone may break from falling on an outstretched hand. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and/or weakness with wrist movement. The goal of treatment is to realign the bone to allow for proper bone healing and wrist function.

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