NC53.1/S62.1 Fracture of other carpal bone



A fracture of other carpal bone occurs when there is a break in one of the carpal bones in the wrist. It is usually caused by a direct hit to the wrist, a fall onto an outstretched hand, or repetitive strain.


Diagnosis of a fracture of other carpal bone is made by a physical examination and by imaging tests such as X-ray or MRI.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis of a fracture of other carpal bone includes carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis, and ligament sprain.


Treatment of a fracture of other carpal bone depends on the severity of the fracture and the amount of displacement. Non-displaced fractures can be treated with a cast or splint for up to 6 weeks. Displaced fractures may require surgery to reposition the bone fragments and then immobilize the wrist in a cast or splint for several weeks.


The prognosis for a fracture of other carpal bone is good if the bones are properly aligned and immobilized. With proper treatment, a full recovery can be expected in most cases.

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