Wrist sprain in Adult
Sprains may be classified as grade I (mild but stable), grade II (incomplete rupture or loose ligament), or grade III (complete rupture and instability).
Management includes icing, elevation, modification of activity, splinting, brace or cast usage, pain management, anti-inflammatory medicine, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery for torn ligament. If pain persists or sprain fails to heal with rest (2-3 weeks), additional testing may be needed (x-rays, MRI, etc) to further rule out fracture, dislocation, or more severe injury. Resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here.
S63.509A – Unspecified sprain of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
70704007 – Sprain of wrist