1.Wrist Fractures:

X-Ray showing wrist fractures

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.

Non-Operative Treatment:

  • Padded splint.
  • Cast application.
Plaster of paris


Fractures may be fixed with many devices

  • Pins
  • Plates
  • External fixation
k-wire fixation
plate and screws


  • Usually good.
  • Severe wrist fractures results in arthritis.

Hand Fractures:

1.Metacarpal Fractures:

X-Ray showing metacarpal fractures

Management includes with conservative treatment with back slab.

Picture showing back slab

Surgical options include K-wire and mini plates.

Metacarpal fractures treated with k-wire

2.Hand Fractures:

X-Ray showing phalangeal fractures

Treated conservatively with buddy strapping.

Buddy strapping

Displaced fractures are treated with k-wires or screws & plates.

Phalangeal fractures treated with k-wires
X-Ray showing metacarpal fractures treated with plates and screws

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