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Scaphoid fracture

Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid is one of the small group of bones in the wrist called the carpal bones. It is the most common carpal bone to fracture among athletes, often caused by falling onto an outstretched hand. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, surgery and complications for a scaphoid fracture Scaphoid fracture symptoms Pain in …

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Triquetrum fracture

Triquetrum Fracture

A Triquetral fracture is a break of the Triquetral bone (sometimes called triquetrum). It is one of the eight small carpal bones in the wrist and the second most commonly fractured carpal. A sudden, direct impact is the most common cause, resulting in wrist pain on the little finger side. Symptoms of Triquetrum fracture A …

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Hook of hamate fracture

Hook of hamate fracture

Hook of hamate fracture is a fracture of a hook shaped protrusion on the hamate bone, which is one of the small carpal bones in the wrist. It may occur when swinging a golf club or tennis racket against an immovable object. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for a hook of hamate …

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Wrist sprain

Sprained Wrist

A sprained wrist is an injury to any of the ligaments which connect bone to bone in the wrist. Wrist sprains are common in sport and are usually caused by an impact such as a fall onto an outstretched arm. Sprained wrist symptoms Symptoms of a wrist sprain vary depending on the extent and the …

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TFCC tear wrist injury


A TFCC tear is an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex found in the wrist. It is caused either by sudden trauma or may develop gradually. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for a TFCC tear. TFCC tear symptoms Symptoms of a TFCC tear include wrist pain on the little pinky finger side. …

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Broken wrist Colles fracture

Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

A broken wrist is a fracture of any of the bones which make up the wrist joint. There are many different types of wrist fracture. Here we explain the symptoms and causes of wrist fractures. Broken wrist symptoms Broken wrist symptoms will vary slightly depending on the type and grade of the fracture. Sudden pain …

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Wrist Bursitis

Wrist bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sack of fluid that helps lubricate the movement of tendons over bone. There are two bursas in the wrist, and repetitive trauma or friction can cause them to become inflamed. Treatment involves rest and reducing inflammation. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment …

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Wrist ganglion cyst

Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst or wrist ganglion is a small lump which appears in the wrist. It is often attached to a ligament. Some are not painful, but others restrict movement and are painful. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of wrist ganglions. Ganglion cyst symptoms Wrist ganglions are more common in women with …

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Wrist strain anatomy - tendonitis

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is inflammation of tendons in the wrist. It is an overuse injury resulting in gradual onset pain and stiffness. In most cases it is more likely to be degeneration of the tendons, hence tendinopathy is probably a more accurate term. Wrist tendonitis symptoms Symptoms of wrist tendonitis include pain in the wrist, along …

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Distal radius epiphysis

Distal Radial Epiphysis Injury

A distal radial epiphysis injury is an injury to the growth plate at the wrist end of the radius bone in the forearm. It mostly affects young athletes and is most often caused by overuse. Resting and changing training accordingly can help, although activities that exacerbate wrist pain should be stopped. Symptoms Symptoms include wrist …

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