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What is a Fracture of the Head of the Radius Bone?

Description of the disease:

A fracture of the head of the radius bone is an injury that occurs with a sharp trauma or a strong blow to the wrist. The head of the radius bone is located in the upper part of the radius bone and plays an important role in maintaining the function of the wrist.


  • Non-displaced fracture.
  • Displaced fracture.


  • Swelling and severe pain in the wrist area.
  • Limitation of movements.


A fracture of the head of the radius bone can occur as a result of falling on an outstretched arm, car accidents, sports injuries, and other accidents.


To establish the diagnosis, X-rays and computed tomography are performed.


Treatment may include wearing a plaster cast, rehabilitation with the help of physiotherapy, and in some cases, surgical intervention.


  • Avoid risky actions that may lead to wrist injuries.
  • Follow safety measures when participating in sports.


Treatment of a fracture of the head of the radius bone is carried out by a traumatologist or orthopedist.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.