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Wrist Fracture - Open Reduction and Internal or External Fixation

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Wrist fractures are a very common type of orthopedic injury.  They occur most often as the result of a fall.  When we fall, it is our natural instinct to stretch out our arms in an attempt to cushion ourselves.  However, this causes our full body weight to land on our wrists.  There are several types of wrist fractures that can result from a fall or other source of injury.  The type and location of the wrist fracture determines how it is treated.

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