Management includes icing, splinting, pain management for sprains and strains and minor injuries, reduction of dislocation, and treatment of fractures ranging from casting to surgery. Resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here.
Failure to diagnose and treat promptly issues such as entrapped nerves and tendons, lacerated blood vessels, and hemorrhage can lead to complications such as avascular necrosis, loss of functionality, and irreversible damage (permanent disability).
Related topics: intersection syndrome, lunate dislocation, progressive avascular necrosis of lunate, scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis of scaphoid, wrist arthritis
S60.919A – Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
125598003 – Injury of wrist