Patients in Lafayette, LA suffering from wrist fractures may seek treatment from the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette in order to make sure that the wrist heals and regain full use of the wrist

Your wrist has eight small bones that work in harmony with the bones of your forearm and hand to give you a useful range of motion. With so many small pieces, any fracture causes a great deal of pain, as well as limited use of your hand, wrist, and lower arm.

Most patients experience wrist fractures following an automobile accident or a fall, but any significant blunt force can cause a wrist fracture. The two most common fractures in the wrist are a fracture of the radius bone and a fracture of the scaphoid bone.

How Do I Know If I Have a Wrist Fracture?

The symptoms of a wrist fracture include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the wrist area
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty lifting objects
  • Visible deformity

Your physician will evaluate the area, confirm the fracture with x-rays, and in most cases immobilize the wrist so that the healing process can begin.

What Treatment Is Recommended for a Wrist Fracture?

In the case of more severe wrist fractures, reparative and/or reconstructive wrist surgery may be needed to restore normal functioning and appearance. This is typically the case when there are pieces of the bone that need to be put back together. Our surgeon will discuss all of your treatment options and procedures with you in detail during your initial consultation for wrist fractures.

What Happens After My Treatment for a Wrist Fracture?

After your treatment, your wrist needs time to heal from the fracture. You may wear a cast or other device to keep you from moving your wrist. This allows the bones to heal properly.

Once the fracture is healed, most patients are able to resume their normal activities. In some cases, though, the plastic surgeon recommends physical therapy to improve the muscles of your wrist.

What Does Treatment for Wrist Fractures Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Plastic Surgery Associates

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
  • We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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