The plaster is important, as it keeps the fracture in an acceptable position.
During this time, x-rays are done to check if the bone is healing well.
There is a need for high kVp in doing these kinds of X-ray Basically done for evaluation of fracture healing the plaster cast stay on for about six (6) week.
A fractured wrist bone can be caused by the Fall.
This is the most common cause of fracture wrist bone.
Sports Injuries: sometimes your wrist may get injured while playing due to which there are chances of getting a fracture.
Motor Vehicles Crashes: sometimes wrist bone breaks into many pieces due to motor vehicles.
Wrist Carpal Bone
There are a total of eight bones present in the carpal bone named as:
Causes of bone fractures include injury, overuse, and diseases that weaken bones.
Classification of wrist fracture:
There are mainly four types of classification:
There are many types of fracture
Risk factors are increases when you playing sports activities that are increasing your risk of falling and increasing your risk of breaking bones in your wrist.
Examples include: Hockey, Football, Skiing
Complications of a broken wrist are rare; these include:
Ongoing stiffness, aching, or disability.
Stiffness, pain, or aching in the affected area.
Osteoarthritis: Fractures that extend into a joint can cause arthritis years later.
Nerve or blood vessel damage: Injury to the wrist can injure adjacent nerves and blood vessels
X-ray: To diagnose a wrist fracture your doctor will order you for an X-ray examination. X-rays can diagnose fractures by using radiation.
CT Scan: Some fractures are not shown in X-ray but they are clearly visible in CT scan. CT scan also gives details of any tissue swelling and other injuries.
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can identify very small fractures and ligaments injury.
Minimize the movement of your affected hand if you have pain and swelling.
You will be advised to reduce pain and swelling of hand keep your hand above the level of the chest.
You can take medicine to reduce pain with the advice of a doctor.
After removing plaster doctor may be advised to exercise remove the stiffness in your wrist.