Broken Wrist 

(fractured distal radius)

Complications

Complications of a broken wrist are rare, but may include:

  • Ongoing stiffness, aching or disability. You may experience ongoing stiffness, pain or aching even after your broken bone has healed. This generally goes away a month or two after your cast is taken off or after surgery, but can be permanent if the injury was severe. Recovery can take a long time, but with patience and the proper exercise, most distal radius fractures heal properly.
  • Osteoarthritis. Fractures that extend into the joint can cause arthritis years later.
17 September, 2012