One of the most common ways to break an arm or wrist is usually caused by a heavy fall onto an arm which is outstretched. Sadly, however, it can take between six to eight weeks for arm or wrist fractures to heal in adults. You will probably know if you have broken your wrist as your wrist bone will be extremely painful and there may also be swelling or tenderness around the injured area as well as bleeding. If you’ve experienced a clean break of the wrist, it’s not uncommon to hear a snap, crack or grinding noise during the break. The bone can break straight across, diagonally, or in a spiral pattern. In severe cases, the bone may break into many pieces, stick out at an angle or poke through the skin, which is not only very painful, but also very distressing.
The only way to be certain if you have broken your wrist is by a scan which can usually only be done at hospital. This means that you will have sought medical attention which can actually help you if you choose to make a no win no fee* in Hartley Wintney claim for compensation.
More about wrist and arm fractures
Sometimes, the medical statements used when doctors treat your broken wrist can be difficult to understand. It may be beneficial to know these in case any of the following are said when you visit the hospital:
- Humerus – bone between the shoulder and elbow
- Radius – bone between the elbow and wrist (thumb side of the arm)
- Ulna – bone between the elbow and wrist (little-finger side of the arm)
- Simple or closed fracture – an easily treated break with little damage to the surrounding tissue
- Compound or open fracture – a complicated break with damage to the surrounding skin
- Comminuted fracture – the bone has broken into several pieces
- Hairline fracture – a minor crack to the bone, which only shows up faintly on X-ray.
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