As the numbers suggest, one in every 10 broken bones experienced by Americans is a broken wrist. Also known as a Colles’ fracture or a distal radius fracture, this occurs when the bone on the lower end of your forearm, close to the bones of the hand, breaks. People suffer from this injury due to several reasons, including sports injuries, falls, and accidents at home.
The workplace is another place where a person can suffer from a broken wrist. While a work-related broken wrist has the same symptoms as any other broken bone, treatment options often vary. That’s why it’s important to work with occupational health specialists to find an option that is best for your employee.