Repair of hand and wrist bone fractures

REPAIR OF HAND & WRIST BONE FRACTURES

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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.

Problems in return of function to the hand and wrist after a fracture are directly proportional and usually related to :

a) delayed diagnosis and treatment,

b) non-specific treatment given by someone other than a board certified hand surgeon.

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.

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