Mayo Clinic researchers are studying ways to improve wrist fracture treatment, including surgical techniques that can help restore full use of the wrist and fingers. Specific areas of interest include use of a vascularized bone graft to treat scaphoid fractures that haven't healed properly, imaging methods to guide surgery and the use of volar plating versus pins to stabilize a broken wrist. Mayo scientists are also studying risk factors for broken wrists in specific groups, including postmenopausal women and people with diabetes.
Scientists in Mayo's Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratories also are active in a number of areas of hand and wrist research.
See a list of publications by Mayo authors on wrist fracture treatment on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.