Broken wrist

Broken wrist

Broken wrist

Skeletal view of forearm and hand, with detail of broken wrist

A broken wrist (distal radius fracture) is a break in one or more of the bones that connect your forearm to your hand. Wrist fractures can range from a small, hairline crack to a bone or bones broken into two or more pieces.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine