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Wrist swelling

Also known as Swollen Wrist

Wrist swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of wrist swelling are sprain or strain, fracture of the arm, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as gout, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with wrist swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, physical therapy exercises, orthopedic casting, occupational therapy assessment and traction; splints; and other wound care .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with wrist swelling include acetaminophen / tramadol, exemestane (aromasin), iodine topical, adalimumab (humira), acetaminophen / diphenhydramine, norethindrone (loestrin fe) and amlodipine / atorvastatin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for wrist swelling include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get wrist swelling.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
1.6x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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