Proper treatment can help you avoid problems with your wrist later. Treatment will depend on your fracture, but may include:
You will need extra support to protect your wrist and keep it in line. You may have a splint or cast to keep it still.
Sometimes pieces of bone can come apart. The doctor will need to put these pieces back into place. This may be done:
Without surgery—Medicine will be used to lower pain while the pieces are moved back into place.
With surgery—Pins, screws, plates, or wires may be needed to put the pieces back together and hold them in place.
Children’s bones are still growing at an area of the bone called the growth plate. If the fracture is in the growth plate, your child may be sent to a doctor who treats the bones of children. An injury to the growth plate will need to be monitored to make sure the bone grows as it should.
Over-the-counter medicine can help with swelling and pain.