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The majority of wrist fractures and dislocations happen when you place extreme pressure on your outstretched palm and extended wrist. This frequently occurs when you use your hand to catch yourself during a fall, experience a car accident, or sustain a sports-related injury.
Orthopedists divide wrist fractures and dislocations into four categories based on severity and stability.
Type A: stable acute fractures and some incomplete fracturesType B: unstable fractures, some complete fractures, dislocationType C: fractures characterized by delayed union (delayed healing)Type D: fractures characterized by nonunion or fibrous union
Treatment varies depending on your specific injury and symptoms.
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