At Hand to Shoulder Associates, our skilled specialists are well-equipped to diagnose and treat hand and wrist fractures, providing expert care to ensure optimal healing and recovery.

Broken hand or finger

  • Finger Fractures: Fractures of the phalanges, the bones in the fingers. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and deformity of the affected finger.
  • Metacarpal Fractures: Fractures of the metacarpal bones, the long bones in the palm. Fractures in these bones can occur due to falls or direct blows, leading to localized pain, swelling, and decreased hand function.
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Broken wrist

  • Carpal Fractures: The carpal bones in the wrist can also sustain fractures. Common carpal fractures include scaphoid fractures, lunate fractures, and triquetral fractures. These injuries may cause wrist pain, limited movement, and tenderness over the affected bone.
  • Scaphoid Fractures: Fractures of the scaphoid bone, a carpal bone on the thumb side of the wrist. A scaphoid fracture occurs in the scaphoid bone, one of the carpal bones on the thumb side of the wrist. This type of fracture can be challenging to diagnose, and prompt treatment is essential to prevent complications. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and limited wrist movement.
  • Bennett's Fracture: Bennett's fractures involve the base of the first metacarpal bone, which meets the wrist joint. These fractures may require surgical intervention due to the risk of joint instability.
  • Hamate Fracture: The hamate bone is on the pinky side of the wrist. Fractures of this bone can result from stress or direct trauma, causing pain and tenderness.
  • Pisiform Fracture: The pisiform bone is a small bone near the palm's base. Fractures of this bone can lead to pain and tenderness on the pinky side of the wrist.
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Broken arm

  • Colles Fractures: Fractures of the distal radius bone on the forearm near the wrist. Symptoms include wrist pain, swelling, and a visible deformity.
  • Boxer's Fractures: Fractures of the metacarpal bones of the little finger. A boxer's fracture refers to a fracture of the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone, typically caused by striking an object with a closed fist. It can lead to pain, swelling, and difficulty gripping.
  • Radius and Ulna Fractures: These forearm bones can extend into the wrist joint. Distal radius fractures, or Colles' fractures, occur near the wrist joint and are among the most common fractures. They can result from falling onto an outstretched hand, causing pain, swelling, and deformity.

Each broken hand and wrist bone type requires careful evaluation and appropriate treatment to ensure proper healing and restore function. Our experienced specialists at HSA are skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of hand and wrist fractures, providing personalized care to help you recover and regain optimal hand and wrist function. If you suspect a hand or wrist fracture, seeking prompt medical attention is essential for the best possible outcome. Contact HSA to schedule an appointment and receive expert hand or wrist injury care.

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Hand and wrist fracture treatments

Treatment for hand and wrist fractures depends on the injury's type, location, and severity. In some cases, conservative treatments such as immobilization with splints or casts may be sufficient for healing. However, more complex fractures may require surgical intervention to realign the bones and promote proper healing.

At HSA, our board-certified specialists are experienced in providing tailored treatment plans for hand and wrist fractures. We utilize the latest diagnostic techniques and imaging to accurately assess the injury's extent. Our goal is to optimize healing and restore hand and wrist function, allowing patients to regain strength and range of motion.

Why Choose HSA for a broken hand or wrist?

Our team of hand and wrist specialists has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating fractures. In addition to being board-certified in hand surgery, our specialists are recognized leaders in the field. We offer comprehensive care for hand and wrist fractures, including conservative treatments and the most advanced surgical options for more complex hand or wrist fractures.

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Same-day appointments with a hand and wrist specialist

HSA is committed to providing exceptional care to our patients. We understand the importance of timely medical service access and offer same-day appointments. When you schedule an appointment with us, rest assured that you will be seen by one of our highly qualified, board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians. We prioritize your care by ensuring that your appointment is with a specialist in upper extremity and microvascular surgery.

As one of the largest single specialty hand groups in the Midwest, we take great pride in the expertise of our fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons. They focus exclusively on the upper extremities, including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, leading orthopedics and microvascular surgery experts. Experience the difference of our exceptional care and choose HSA for your hand and upper extremity needs.

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