Wrist Fracture: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
a doctor examines a possible wrist fracture

If you've broken a bone, the odds are one in 10 that it is in your wrist. But the fact that a broken wrist is a common injury doesn't mean it's one that's easily diagnosed or treated. 

"There are several types of wrist fractures, and they’re definitely not all treated the same way,” says Carrie Swigart, MD, a hand surgeon and chief of Yale Medicine Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Dr. Swigart conducts research focused on developing innovative new approaches, including implants, to improve treatment of wrist fractures worldwide.