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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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  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18
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  • 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
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  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18










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