- 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., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
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