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Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

A broken wrist is a fracture of any of the bones which make up the wrist joint. There a 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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Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst or wrist ganglion is a small lump which appears in the wrist, often attached to a ligament. The size of the cyst and the severity of the wrist pain varies from person to person. Some ganglions are not painful so can be left, but others can hinder movement and cause pain, so …

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Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis or wrist tendinopathy is inflammation, or more likely degeneration,of any of the flexor or extensor tendons in the wrist. Repetitive movement and overuse can cause stiffness and pain in the wrist, and there can also be swelling. Sports and repetitive work are common causes of tendonitis. Wrist tendonitis symptoms Symptoms of wrist tendonitis …

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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. TFCC tear symptoms Symptoms of a TFCC tear include wrist pain on the little pinky finger side. There will be tenderness over the back of the wrist. Pain worsens …

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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. It more commonly affects …

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Wrist sprain

Sprained Wrist & Wrist Strain

A sprained wrist is an injury to any of the ligaments which connect bone to bone in the wrist. A wrist strain (or strained wrist) is an injury to any of the tendons which connect muscles to bone enabling movement in the wrist. On this page: Wrist sprain or wrist strain? Sprained wrist Strained wrist …

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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. Scaphoid fracture symptoms Symptoms of a scaphoid fracture include: Pain in the wrist at the time of injury. Rapid …

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Colles Fracture of the Wrist

A Colles fracture is a particular type of broken wrist which involves a break of the radius or forearm bone on the thumb side of the wrist. Deformity, severe pain and swelling would indicate this type of fracture, which is most often caused by a fall. Medical help is needed immediately to repair this wrist …

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