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Dislocation of the wrist

Also known as Wrist Dislocation and Dislocated Wrist

Dislocation of the wrist is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with dislocation of the wrist, 68% report having arm pain, 58% report having hand or finger swelling, and 58% report having elbow pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of dislocation of the wrist are arm pain, elbow pain, hand or finger swelling, hand or finger pain, arm stiffness or tightness, elbow weakness, wrist weakness, eye strain, feeling hot and cold, and nailbiting, although you may still have dislocation of the wrist without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with dislocation of the wrist often receive plain x-ray, radiographic imaging procedure, application of splint, arterial blood gases (abgs), physical therapy exercises, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen and removal of ectopic pregnancy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with dislocation of the wrist include propofol, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar), malathion topical, gemtuzumab (mylotarg), gadoteridol (prohance), carbinoxamine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine, devil's claw preparation, isocarboxazid (marplan), medrysone ophthalmic, magnesium lactate and ethynodiol .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for dislocation of the wrist include race/ethnicity = hispanic, age 1-4 years and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, age 60-74 years, and age 5-14 years almost never get dislocation of the wrist.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
5.8x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.6x
White
1.0x
Other
0.1x
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