Assessment of Fracture
Next, the pulse at the wrist is checked. The movement of the fingers is also tested.
A wrist and lower forearm x-ray, in two positions, shows the extent of the injury and provides the following information to the doctor –
- the direction of displacement of the fractured end of the bone,
- degree of shortening and compression.
- Also shows if the joint end of the bone is involved in the fracture. All this information helps the doctor to plan the right treatment.