Hand Fracture, Wrist Fracture & Finger Fracture
Like any other bone in the body, the bones of the hand, wrist and fingers are susceptible to breaks or fractures, often as a result of falls. There are several different types of fractures which can affect the main body of the bone, or just the surface. These can include a small crack, a shattering or a complete break through the skin. Fractures of the hand are common because of its many bones and frequent use.
Symptoms of Finger, Wrist & Hand Fractures
Because the hand and wrist contain many of small bones it is possible to experience a broken hand, wrist or finger, but not be aware of it. Fractures are typically a result of trauma, and symptoms can include:
- Tenderness or pain
- Deformity of the hand or fingers, including a shortened finger, a finger the crosses over an adjacent finger or a concave knuckle
- Inability to move a finger
Treatment of Hand, Wrist or Finger Fractures
Because the hand is a delicate instrument with many of bones it is important to seek out the expertise of a specialist when treating hand fractures. A hand specialist will X-ray the area to confirm the location and nature of the break.
In most cases hand fractures can be treated by realigning the bones and casting or splinting to immobilize the bones so that healing can take place. In some cases, surgery may be required to set or repair the bone. Temporary or permanent wires, pins, plates or screws may be used to hold the bone in place.
If you have hand, wrist or finger pain, or are experiencing any other symptoms of a possible fracture, contact Dr. Rehman for a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. As with most medical conditions, early detection and treatment is important to the successful treatment of a fracture of the hand.
Macomb County Hand Wrist or Finger Fracture Doctor: 586.532.0803