Fractures of the bones of the hand and the wrist constitute an emergency situation. After trauma results in a suspected fracture of the hand or wrist, urgent evaluation, x-ray examination, and directed treatment must be carried out as soon as possible.
Treatment involves assessing the injury to the surrounding tissues, and replacing the bones to their anatomic positions. This may be accomplished with manipulation and casting; and sometimes surgery is necessary in order to restore the bones to their normal position.
A lot of wrist fractures can be treated effectively without any form of surgery. If there are bone fragments, these are replaced back into their original position. The wrist (or hand or finger) is placed into a supportive cast or specially fabricated splint for stability during the healing process. Hand therapy plays an important role in the healing process after the cast or brace is removed.
More significant fractures require surgery for proper healing; this can occur for a number of different reasons. For example, a very unstable fracture makes repositioning any bone fragments impossible, because they won’t stay in place. An individualized approach toward treatment is necessary to ensure optimum healing.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TREATMENT FOR A HAND FRACTURE, DR. DANIEL DURAND WILL GUIDE YOU, FROM CONSULTATION TO RECOVERY, TO THE BEST HAND FRACTURE REPAIR PROCEDURES FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
Problems in return of function to the hand and wrist after a fracture are directly proportional and usually related to :
Recovery after hand surgery occurs gradually and depends on the nature of the injury. Some men and women feel stiffness in their hands and wrists, while others may notice loss of motion. The majority of hand and wrist fractures heal very well. People usually resume light activities a few months after surgery, with more vigorous activities waiting until the hand and wrist are strong again.
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