These fractures results from a fall on the outstretched hand
Most commonly seen in elderly females.
Treatment depends on many factors, including:
- Type of fracture, whether it is displaced or undisplaced.
- Age, job, hobbies, activity level and if it is your “dominant hand”.
- Presence of other injuries.
- Padded splint.
- Cast application.
Fractures may be fixed with many devices
- External fixation
- Usually good.
- Severe wrist fractures results in arthritis.
Management includes with conservative treatment with back slab.
Surgical options include K-wire and mini plates.
Treated conservatively with buddy strapping.
Displaced fractures are treated with k-wires or screws & plates.