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What is a wrist fracture?

A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. When enough force is applied to any of the eight small bones in the hand and/or the two forearm bones, a fracture can occur.

Causes

  • Osteoporosis
  • forceful injuries

Signs and Symptoms

  • pain
  • swelling
  • decreased use of the hand and wrist
  • deformation