Distal Radius, Scaphoid (Wrist Fractures)
Broken wrists often consist of a distal radius and/or scaphoid fracture. A distal radius fracture involves a break in the radius, which is the larger of the two bones in your forearm. The scaphoid is a small bone in your wrist, and its location makes it more prone to an injury or break than the other small wrist bones. Some broken wrists require only a cast or sprint; other fractures, however, are severe enough to require surgery.