Basic Summary for Wrist fracture


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Main name of condition: Wrist fracture


What is Wrist fracture?
  Brief description of Wrist fracture: Fracture of the wrist joint
  Parent types of Wrist fracture: Wrist conditions
  Organs Affected by Wrist fracture: wrist
  Types of Wrist fracture: Colles' fracture, Scaphoid fracture
How many people get Wrist fracture?
  Incidence (annual) of Wrist fracture: at least 250,000 wrist fractures (the number caused by osteoporosis annually in the USA)
  Incidence Rate of Wrist fracture: approx 1 in 1,088 or 0.09% or 250,000 people in USA [about data]
What causes Wrist fracture?
  Causes of Wrist fracture: see causes of Wrist fracture
Society issues for Wrist fracture
  Hospitalization statistics for Wrist fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Wrist fracture:
  • 0.161% (20,491) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.077% (40,373) of hospital bed days were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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