Many fractures can be treated conservatively in a brace, cast or splint.
Wrist fractures often happen during a fall or accident impacting the wrist. Fractures are diagnosed by X-ray, MRI, or CT scans. Fractures need to be treated quickly once diagnosed. Some fractures can be treated conservatively in a brace or cast for several weeks if the bones are aligned properly, but some fractures need to be treated surgically. Dr. Brad Cucchetti can help you determine which treatment plan is best to treat your fracture so that you obtain the best possible outcome and stay active.