Distal Radius Fractures (wrist) are commonly caused by falling on an outstretched hand. The two treatments for distal radius fractures are surgical intervention through Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) or conservative non-surgical treatment. The ORIF surgery includes reducing the broken bone and then setting it back in place with screws, plates, rods or pins. Conservative treatment includes casting or immobilization of the wrist in order to promote natural healing.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Godawski, Ashley and Dobrowolski, Caceti, "Best Approach to Treating Distal Radius Fractures" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 38.