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Causes of Wrist fracture

Causes of Wrist fracture

A wrist fracture is caused by falling, blunt-force trauma, and weak bones.

List of causes of Wrist fracture

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Wrist fracture) that could possibly cause Wrist fracture includes:

  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis - caused bone weakness when the wrist will fracture from only a minor fall.

Wrist fracture: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Wrist fracture, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Wrist fracture:

Wrist fracture: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Wrist fracture: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Wrist fracture:

Wrist fracture as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Wrist fracture as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Wrist fracture. Our database lists the following as having Wrist fracture as a complication of that condition:

Cause statistics for Wrist fracture:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Wrist fracture:

  • Osteoporosis causes over 250,000 wrist fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
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Related information on causes of Wrist fracture:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Wrist fracture may be found in:


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