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At Duke Orthopaedics, we treat a number of disorders affecting the wrist and forearm including:
If wrist pain from a fall gets worse with time, an x-ray can reveal whether the wrist bone is broken or fractured. Additionally, other tests such as an MRI can reveal ligament tears or other injuries that are not visible on an x-ray.
Some broken bones may require only a cast or a splint. However, certain fractures or ligament injuries may require surgery.
It is important to seek medical advice regarding these injuries to prevent long-term problems in the wrist.
At Duke Orthopaedics, many patients are treated with minimally invasive surgery, such as arthroscopic-assisted fracture repair, which may reduce the need for large incisions and improve recovery.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to make an appointment with a Duke doctor in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
Physicians offering this service include:
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