Mr Richard Baker – Weekly Blog
Understanding the different type of wrist injuries
This week I have seen a number of wrist injuries and I have been thinking about their natural history of and my approach to them. There are two general mechanisms of wrist injury which divide the patients into two groups.
The first group tends to be young men involved in a high energy injury such as coming off a motorcycle, coming off a bicycle at speed, falling off a skateboard, throwing a punch of falling from a height such as a ladder at work, for example.
The second group tends to apply to women and children in particular and is a lower energy injury, typically tripping over and landing on the outstretched hands.