Advantages and disadvantages of surgery


  • After surgery you can wear a removable splint rather than a cast. You are able to move your wrist a few weeks earlier.1,7
  • The fracture is less likely to heal in a bent or shortened position.


  • The risks, discomforts, and inconveniences of surgery.
  • The scar.
  • You might need a second surgery to remove the metal implants.