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How To Break Your Wrist
Roll: If you are talking about a fall from a bicycle, clavicles and wrists are the most common fractures. These occur because the natural instinct is to put our hand out to "break" the fall. It is suggested that we roll rather than break the fall with our outstretched arm. Much easier said than done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury: Direct injury, landing on hand in a fall, twisting. ...Read more
Trauma: You can fracture the wrist by falling on the outstretched hand, being struck on the wrist, in auto accidents and anything you can imagine that causes a blow to the wrist area. Rarely the wrist can fracture in ordinary use if the bones are thin. Wrist fracture is common in the elderly in part due to this. ...Read more
Very, very low.: Assuming the fracture healed completely and in an "appropriate" position, it is very unlikely that you will re-break your wrist. It often takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal and an additional 4 weeks to regain normal bone strength. However, low bone density can increase your risk of re-fracture. Radiographs are necessary to determine the strength of the bone following injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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