If you think you’ve sustained a broken wrist or a broken hand, seek prompt medical attention. It’s important to treat a broken wrist or broken hand as soon as possible. Otherwise, the bones may not heal in proper alignment, which can affect your ability to perform everyday activities, such as grasping a pen or buttoning a shirt.
Distal radius fractures
Are some of the most common fractures (the medical term for “broken bone”). You might also hear this called a Colles’ Fracture, after Abraham Colles, who described it, but this term is not used by current researchers in the field. The radius is the forearm bone on the thumb side (in the xray above, it is the one on the right). Distal radius fractures are generally caused by a fall on an outstretched hand. The fracture is almost always within an inch of the wrist joint, and may extend into the joint.
Causes and Symptoms of Fractures
Ligament sprains and tears: While a mild sprain causes only minor discomfort and swelling, these symptoms can be much worse in a severe sprain. They also can be accompanied by bruising, a painful “popping” feeling, and the inability to use the wrist normally. Wrist pain supports are often used with sprains to relieve wrist pain.
Tendonitis: Although it is more common in the shoulders, knees, and elbows, tendons in the wrist can also become inflamed or irritated, resulting in pain and/or mild swelling. Wrist pain supports are frequently used to immobilize the wrist and reduce wrist pain.
Closed fracture. The bone is broken, but the surrounding skin remains intact. In general, a closed fracture is the least severe type of fracture.
If you can still bend it or move the wrist. Is their swelling perhaps an ice packs will help. How much pain do you have? If you can still lift anything? There are all sorts of ways you can go about this but the best advice go see a doctor or a Nurse Practitioner for any other injury to your wrist. Nurse Practitioner is just like a doctor she sees the patient and spends more time with the patient. The nurse practitioner can do physicals to suggest medicine to the patient. I hope you do feel better.
Treatments of broken hand and Wrist
Ganglion cysts are treated by draining the thick fluid and injecting with steroid; surgical removal is occasionally necessary.
A distal radius fracture, or a broken wrist, is the most common break in the arm, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and usually results from some type of trauma, such as a fall or an accident. Since older patients are prone to weak bones due to osteoporosis, this type of fracture is more difficult to repair in the older population.
Hand fractures can involve a single broken bone or several of them. When the bone next to the little finger is broken, the injury is sometimes called a “”Boxer’s fracture.” This kind of damage is often seen in people who punch walls and those who fight without boxing gloves.
Methods of external fixation for treating distal radial fractures in adults In older people, a ‘broken wrist’ (from a fracture at the lower end of the two forearm bones) can result from a fall onto an outstretched hand.
Most wrist fractures are on the scaphoid bone, located on the thumb side of your wrist. The biggest challenge in treating wrist fractures is keeping the bones in alignment during healing. If bones shift, your wrist can become misshapen and not function well. Long term, that can cause problems like arthritis and loss of motion.
Hand Fractures and Dislocations
Your hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting frame. This frame holds the muscles, tendons and ligaments that make your wrists and fingers move. When one of the bones breaks, you may have pain and stiffness, and lose the natural movement and use of your hand.