Causes of Wrist fracture


Cause statistics for Wrist fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Wrist fracture:

  • Osteoporosis causes over 250,000 wrist fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)

Underlying condition causes of Wrist fracture: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Wrist fracture) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Wrist fracture includes:

  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis - caused bone weakness when the wrist will fracture from only a minor fall.

Wrist fracture as a complication: Other conditions that might have Wrist fracture as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Wrist fracture. The list of conditions listing Wrist fracture as a complication in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Wrist fracture: Further relevant information on causes of Wrist fracture may be found in the risk factors for Wrist fracture and underlying causes of Wrist fracture.
Last revision: June 5, 2003

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