- Experience and expertise. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 1,000 people with all types of wrist fractures. Mayo hand surgeons have extensive experience performing both routine and complex wrist surgeries.
- State-of-the-art technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use special types of magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography scans that allow excellent understanding of the fracture to determine the best treatment option.
- Vascularized bone grafts. To help the fracture heal quickly, Mayo Clinic surgeons can keep the blood vessels attached to a bone graft, so it will retain its blood flow even after it's moved to a different location. Bone grafts can be taken from the arm, thumb, hip or knee.
- Innovative hardware. Mayo orthopedic surgeons use many types of hardware to hold wrist bones together when fixing fractures or during wrist fusions. One example is a plate made from a material that doesn't show up on X-rays so that the course of healing can be better monitored.
- Coordinated care. At Mayo Clinic, rehabilitation is an important part of wrist fracture treatment. The goal is to restore the strength and range of motion in your wrist and fingers and to ease stiffness. Mayo specialists also can help manage osteoporosis to decrease the risk of additional fractures.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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