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What to do if i broke/fractured my wrist?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: An exam followed by

An appropriately selected xray is a good start.
The wrist is comlex and fractures arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard trauma series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views /care.

In brief: An exam followed by

An appropriately selected xray is a good start.
The wrist is comlex and fractures arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard trauma series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views /care.
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