Common hand and wrist fractures include metacarpal or boxer’s fractures and scaphoid fractures. Fractures of the distal radius, or wrist fractures, are the most common injuries, and frequently result from a high-impact incident, sports injury or a fall.
Symptoms of Hand and Wrist FracturesA broken wrist or broken hand might be indicated by the following signs and symptoms:
- Severe pain that might worsen when gripping, squeezing or moving the hand or wrist
- Bent wrist or crooked finger
- Stiffness or inability to move the fingers or thumb
- Numbness in the hand or fingers