Wrist fractures are one of the most common injuries we treat at the Hand and Shoulder Center. A wrist fracture, or broken wrist, can happen in any of the eight bones in your wrist and the two connecting forearm bones.
If you suffer a fracture in the wrist, it is vital that you seek immediate care to prevent long-term complications. At the Hand and Shoulder Center in Savannah, Georgia,, we will work with you to create a plan for treatment and recovery.
When you arrive at the Hand and Shoulder Center, we will conduct an examination and x-ray on your wrist. This process will allow us to determine the best course of action based on the severity of the fracture and bone position.
Common treatments for a wrist fracture:
- Cast or splint
- Medication for pain
- Physical therapy after bones heal
Fractures requiring surgery:
- Bone misalignment
- Bone displacement before healing
- Gap after realignment
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Damage to ligaments or blood vessels
If you have a fracture that requires surgery, the procedure may include the use of pins, screws, plates, rods, or external fixation. In the case of bone realignment, bone graft surgery may be necessary. Open surgery requiring anesthetic will require you to visit a surgeon at the hospital, and we will thoroughly discuss all of your options.
At the Hand and Shoulder Center, we provide compassion and genuine care for the individual. We take time to get to know each patient and their history so that we can provide the comprehensive care they need. If you suffer from a wrist fracture and need treatment, visit us at the Hand and Shoulder Center, and we’ll get you back in action as soon as possible.