A wrist fracture is the medical term for a broken wrist. This can occur across ten different bones; the radius and ulnar bones in the forearm or any of the eight metacarpal bones located in the hand and wrist. The severity of the break can vary significantly, depending on where you have broken your wrist and whether it is a clean break or an unstable one. Medical treatment should be sought if you suspect your have broken your wrist.
Using a wrist support for fractured wrists is an important part of the healing process. For a bone to be able to knit back together, the wrist must be completely immobilised to allow this to happen. Wrist supports provide the same support and stability as a traditional cast, but are more lightweight and practical for everyday use. A wrist support for a fractured wrist helps to control the swelling and relieve pain as it prevents the wrist from bending and causing further damage during the recovery time. Wrist supports for fractured wrists also provide a layer of protection and help to make people aware of the injury.
There are a range of wrist supports for fractured wrists available here at Health and Care, allowing you to select the one that is most suited for your needs. If you require additional information or wish to know more about wrist supports for fractured wrists, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist you further.