NC56.1Y/S65.1 Other specified injury of radial artery at wrist or hand level



Injury to the radial artery at the wrist or hand level is most commonly caused by trauma, such as blunt force trauma or lacerations. Other causes of injury include repetitive motion or overuse injuries, as well as certain medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.


Diagnosis of an injury to the radial artery can be made through physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound. The physician may also check for signs of reduced circulation, such as decreased pulse and discoloration of the affected area.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms to an injury to the radial artery include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and ganglion cysts.


Treatment for an injury to the radial artery will depend on the severity of the injury. In mild cases, the physician may suggest rest, ice, and elevation. For more severe injuries, surgery may be necessary to repair the artery.


The prognosis for an injury to the radial artery is generally good. With proper treatment, most people are able to make a full recovery and regain full use of their hand and wrist.

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