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Fractured wrist. Coloured X-rays of the left forearm of a patient with a fractured wrist (red). The hand is at top, with the elbow at bottom. This fracture is of the larger forearm bone, known as the radius, close to where it joins the wrist bones. Treatment for a fracture may involve realignment of the bone ends, combined with immobilization by external splints or internal fixation until the bones have healed.
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