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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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  • very helpful. staff was very helpful and outstanding. Dr. Henry explained everything to me - 06/19/18
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
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  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • Great service and attention to patient needs. Staff was very attentive. - 09/17/18
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • you were very good, thank you very much - 05/17/18
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
  • Dr. Henry is a tremendous doctor! - 05/22/18
  • Dr.henry knew his stuff. he was friendly but straight to the point. - 09/11/18
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • 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 and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • I appreciate the expertise and experience of Dr. Henry!!! I know I had the BEST hand surgeon!!! - 05/02/18
  • Great job your staff is the best,thank you &GOD Bless all of you! - 06/15/18
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
  • 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
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • 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
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
  • great doctor - 05/23/18
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • Fantastic. Very helpful and considerate staff and manner. Very much appreciated. Fully recommend in for the future. Thanks, Andrew - 09/19/18
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • 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
  • Awesome staff. - 09/25/18
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • The visit was good - 09/27/18










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