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HAND FRACTURES


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The small bones of the hand are easily broken and often shift out of place. The two main issues are to prevent deformity and loss function due to healing in the wrong position and to also prevent stiffness.Most of the stiffness comes from the injury itself, but treatment choices must be considered since the more invasive the treatment, the more final stiffness the patient faces.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients notice the signs and symptoms of injury including pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.

EXAMINATION

Any deformity must be carefully noted. The amount of motion that is possible is important for planning. Function of the associated tendons and nerves are checked.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: Plain x-rays are all that is needed.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL PINNING SURGICAL FIXATION
CONSISTS OF Splinting Temporary smooth sided wires hold the bones in the correct position Screws or plates on the inside
FEATURES Fracture must be naturally stable Wires out by 4 weeks later, outpatient surgery Formal incision, outpatient surgery
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Sets and keeps the correct position, no incisions Most correct position, solid fixation
DISADVANTAGES Position of fracture may slip while splinted Anesthetic, risk of pin tract infection, can't control finger rotation well Most invasive, most stiffness

RECOVERY

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  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
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  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
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  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
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  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
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  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
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  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17










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