Fractures of the Hand & Fingers

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The hand is composed of numerous small bones and, due to heavy use associated with daily activity, work, and sports, it is easily susceptible to injury. Fractures in the hand can occur either in the small or long bones of the fingers as the result of injuries from falling, crushing, twisting, or direct contact from sports.

Basic symptoms that are indicative of a fracture of the hand include swelling, tenderness, deformity, depressed knuckle or the inability to move a finger, the wrist or forearm. Depending on the severity of the fracture, nerves within the hand and wrist can be damaged as well. A comprehensive examination performed by a physician is necessary to assess the injury and determine whether a fracture has occurred.

There are cases in which the bones can be manipulated into realignment. In other cases, the fracture may not require any manipulation.  An application of a cast, splint, or fracture brace in order to immobilize the injured area can be acceptable to allow the fracture to heal. Typically, after a course of immobilization following fracture care treatment, occupational or physical therapy, as well as a home exercise program, is recommended.

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If a fracture cannot be resolved through conservative treatment measures, then surgery may be recommended. Various types of procedures are available and can include the implantation of wires, screws, and plates to hold the broken bones in the correct alignment in order to heal successfully.

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