What is a wrist fracture?
Your wrist is made up of eight bones. They attach to the bones in your forearm and the bones in your hand.
A fracture is a break in a bone.
When you break your wrist, you may have broken the ends of the forearm bones (radius or ulna) or one of the eight wrist bones.
The usual cause of a wrist fracture is a heavy fall onto an outstretched hand.
For more information on a specific fracture:
- Distal radial fracture
- Scaphoid fracture
7 October, 2011