What is the treatment for a hairline fracture in the wrist?


A hairline fracture means the bone has not been displaced. With proper care, the bone will heal without any deformity. The best treatment available is the use of a cast, which will immobilize the wrist and prevent the bone from displacing before it heals.
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A hairline fracture of the wrist will not always need to be immobilized. If there is no displacement of the bones, the wrist will heal perfectly without casting. You may find greater
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