Broken wrist

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What is broken wrist?

A broken wrist is the most frequently broken bone in the arm. The wrist is the area between the base of the hand and the forearm.

Common symptoms reported by people with broken wrist

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with broken wrist

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) broken wrist (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
broken wrist (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
broken wrist (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with broken wrist, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with broken wrist

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) broken wrist (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for broken wrist (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty staying asleep joint pain 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
broken wrist (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
seizures
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
irritability
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
need for nap
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
broken wrist (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with broken wrist, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has broken wrist on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 13
40s 22
50s 35
60s 38
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 90

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 44
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from broken wrist patients who have completed their condition history
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