The wrist joint joins the forearm and the hand. The joint has many ligaments and bones that allow it great flexibility. All of the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the fingers cross the wrist joint as well. These can be the initial site of injury but commonly are not considered wrist injuries. The many bones of the wrist and their proximity to each other make diagnosing wrist injuries difficult.


The most common wrist problem is a fracture. When someone falls onto an outstretched hand, they often break their forearm bones. This is usually cared for with a cast until the bone heals. Other problems around the wrist are caused by repetitive activities. A fall on the hand can also cause ligament sprains and fractures in the bones of the wrist.



  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Cyst¬†