When we are falling down, the most natural reaction is to stretch out our hand to break the fall. This is the body’s way of protecting the all-important spine from blunt-force trauma. When this happens, however, the small bones of the wrist tend to take the brunt of the impact. The most common type ofRead More
What Is a Scaphoid Fracture?
A scaphoid fracture is a break that occurs in one of the small bones (carpal bones) of your wrist. It is usually a result of a fall where you land on your hand. The eight carpal bones are laid out in rows between the forearm bones and the finger bones, forming the wrist. Each ofRead More