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Wrist Surgery Complications -- Major

Clip Number: 18 of 33
Presentation: Distal Radius Fracture Surgery
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Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Major complications include, but are not limited to:
• Inability to return the wrist to its original position or maintain that position
• Loss or limited motion of the wrist and/or fingers Continued pain
• Nerve damage
• Infection
• Hardware failure or breakage
• Pain around the hardware
• Tendon rupture or tear
• Wound breakdown
• Poor or delayed healing of the fracture
• Reaction to medication or anesthesia
• Other rare and unlikely events.

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