Selfie wrist injuries on the rise

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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.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The distal radius is shown in the wrist.
2. A woman is shown trying to take a selfie.
3. A woman is shown to be so distracted taking a selfie that she bumps into the tree.
4. The woman is shown being hospitalized.

VOICEOVER (in English):
"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 a 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."

SOURCES: Irish Medical Journal, Irish Examiner, The Journal.ie, The Irish Times
http://imj.ie/the-selfie-wrist-selfie-induced-trauma/

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/doctors-warn-of-selfie-wrist-injuries-452340.html

http://www.thejournal.ie/selfie-arm-breaks-irish-medical-journal-3440834-Jun2017/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/selfie-induced-injuries-leaving-some-snap-unhappy-1.3117229