Broken Wrist 

(fractured distal radius)

Risk Factors

Having certain medical conditions or participating in certain sports or activities may increase the chances of sustaining a broken wrist.


Many people break bones in their wrists or hands while participating in:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Inline skating


Fracturing the wrist is a very common injury in children. Some activities that lead to these fractures include:

  • Falling off Monkey Bars
  • Falling from a trampoine

Pre-existing Medical Conditions

You may be more susceptible to broken bones in general if you have:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Other Bone Diseases that Weaken Bone
  • Unsteadiness when walking
17 September, 2012