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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is distal radius fracture?

Fracture of the arm bone. This kind of fracture is common in older patients with osteoporosis (bone weakening) who fall and land on their hands.

Symptoms related to distal radius fracture

  • Pain in the knuckles or finger joints

  • Arm pain

  • Wrist pain

  • Arm pain started after falling on an outstretched hand

  • Weakness in arms or legs

Questions your doctor may ask to check for distal radius fracture

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose distal radius fracture

  • Do you have pain in the knuckles or finger joints?

  • Do you have pain in the arms?

  • Do you have wrist pain?

  • Did your arm pain start after you fell and landed on your hands?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

Treatment for distal radius fracture

Simple cases can be managed with a cast. More serious fractures may need surgery to straighten the bone as it heals. Treatment of any bone weakening is needed to reduce the risk of further fractures.

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References

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    https://www.plasticsurgery.theclinics.com/article/S0094-1298(14)00044-3/fulltext

  • Shapiro LM, Kamal RN; Management of Distal Radius Fractures Work Group; Nonvoting Clinical Contributor; Nonvoting Oversight Chairs; Staff of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Distal Radius Fracture Clinical Practice Guidelines-Updates and Clinical Implications. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Sep;46(9):807-811. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.07.014. Epub 2021 Aug 9. PMID: 34384642.

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  • Kim JK, Kim JO, Koh YD. Management of Distal Ulnar Fracture Combined with Distal Radius Fracture. J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2016 Jun;21(2):155-60. doi: 10.1142/S2424835516400075. PMID: 27454628.

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