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Diseases » Wrist fracture » Summary
 

What is Wrist fracture?

What is Wrist fracture?

A break or crack in one or more bones in the wrist. The wrist is the joint between the forearm and the hands. There are ...more »

  • Wrist fracture: A condition that is characterised by the fracture of one of the bones that comprise the wrist.

Wrist fracture: Introduction

Types of Wrist fracture:

Types of Wrist fracture:

How many people get Wrist fracture?

Incidence (annual) of Wrist fracture: at least 250,000 wrist fractures (the number caused by osteoporosis annually in the USA)
Incidence Rate of Wrist fracture: approx 1 in 1,088 or 0.09% or 250,000 people in USA [about data]

What causes Wrist fracture?

Causes of Wrist fracture: see causes of Wrist fracture

What are the symptoms of Wrist fracture?

Symptoms of Wrist fracture: see symptoms of Wrist fracture

Can anyone else get Wrist fracture?

More information: see contagiousness of Wrist fracture
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wrist fracture

Wrist fracture: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wrist fracture.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wrist fracture.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wrist fracture: Orthopedic Surgeon, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wrist fracture.
Treatments for Wrist fracture: see treatments for Wrist fracture
Research for Wrist fracture: see research for Wrist fracture

Society issues for Wrist fracture


Hospitalization statistics for Wrist fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Wrist fracture:

  • 0.161% (20,491) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Wrist fracture:

Organs and body systems related to Wrist fracture include:

Name of Wrist fracture

Main name of condition: Wrist fracture

Wrist fracture: Related Conditions

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