Taking extra precaution can prevent wrists fractures this winter

With the first big snowfall of the season, winter weather finally arrived in Southern New England this weekend. And, with cold, snowy weather comes an increase in slip-and-falls and distal radius fractures – more commonly known as a broken wrist.

University Orthopedics hand surgeon Dr. Joseph Gil recently explained why there’s an increase in wrist fractures this time of year, and why just being aware of the danger can greatly reduce your chance of injury.

University Orthopedics has a team of medical experts who can handle all different kinds of wrist injuries – from a simple sprain to a traumatic injury that needs surgery. If you slip and fall, you don’t neccessarily have to head to the urgent care or emergency room. OrthoDirect provides same-day and next-day appointments for acute orthopedic needs. 

Joseph A. Gil, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hand and upper extremity conditions. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

With advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Gil has an interest in brachial plexus injuries, nerve conditions, tendon transfers, soft tissue reconstruction, wrist and finger arthritis, athletic wrist injuries, and upper extremity trauma.