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Selfie wrist injuries on the rise

According to a study in the Irish Medical Journal, a selfie wrist often occurs when the distal radius is accidently fractured.

USA (Next Media) – According to a study in the Irish Medical Journal, a selfie wrist often occurs when the distal radius is accidently fractured.

The researchers found that people often compromise their sense of space when their trying to take the perfect selfie, leading people to concentrate on their smartphones rather than their surroundings.

In more extreme cases, the injury could lead to trauma and or hospitalization.

In the study, the researchers noted the importance of educating society of the risks associated with taking selfies in order to reduce selfie-related injuries.


Associated Links

  • Medical Subject Headings
  • Medical classification
  • Bone fractures
  • Acute pain
  • Wrist
  • Selfie
  • Radius

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