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Broken wrists are one of the most common injuries sustained by the human body, and can happen almost effortlessly under the right conditions. One of the reasons wrist breaks and fractures are so common is that a person will usually try to break their fall with their hands. Additionally, those most subject to falling and unable to regain their balance are elderly individuals, 65 and older. In fact, 1 in 3 people age 65 and older have a bad fall each year.
At Allied Bone and Joint, we know it’s no secret that having an existing bone condition will only increase the odds of a fracture in the case of a bad fall, and broken wrist treatment is very commonly performed on patients with a history of osteoporosis.
With 1 in 3 women aged over 50 expected to experience fractures due to osteoporosis, 1 in 5 men aged over 50 expected to experience the same, and 1 in 3 people aged over 65 expected to have a bad fall, it’s no wonder why broken wrist treatment and cases of osteoporosis are so closely related.
How Allied Bone and Joint can Get You the Broken Wrist Treatment you Need
So what does all this mean for you? At Allied Bone and Joint, you’ll find compassionate and experienced physicians who are prepared to give you or a loved one the wrist fracture treatment you need.
A broken wrist most commonly means a distal radius fracture, as the radius is the bone most commonly broken in the arm.
When you come in for an examination, one of our physicians will take x-rays of the wrist to determine the type of fracture. Once the x-rays are processed, we can determine whether you or your loved one will benefit from non-surgical or surgical treatment.
Surgery may be required if it is determined that a fracture was severe enough as to displace a bone or piece of bone badly enough that it cannot be corrected in a cast. If surgery is recommended, it will involve an incision to access the joint and reset the displaced bone or bone pieces.
Given that osteoporosis is often a factor in cases of broken wrists, your Allied Bone and Joint physician may recommend you or your loved one be tested for bone weakness, especially if they have osteoporosis risk factors.
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