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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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  • great - 10/06/16
  • 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
  • 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
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • At every interaction with your office: consultation with Dr. Henry, day of surgery, need for prescription refills, all follow-up visits, I felt comfortable, welcome, and well informed. On the day of my last visit, I am very optimistic about the function of my left hand. Thank you. - 09/07/16
  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
  • 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
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • 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
  • Luis was very kind and helpful with all of my questions and concerns. He also assisted me with obtaining supplies for my brace and hand until I can get to therapy. - 10/21/16
  • 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
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Dr. Henry has the best verbal skills I have witness on a physician; and, I have been a physician myself for decades! - 12/01/16
  • Everyone was great and very helpful. Our family really appreciates the medical attention my son received from his injury. Thank you so much. - 11/01/16
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr. Henry. Would highly recommend Dr. Henry to my family and friends in the future. Love this place!!! - 09/07/16
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • I have never doubted I was in the best possible hands here. I cannot correctly express my gratitude. Thank you all very, very much for everything you've done for me. - 11/09/16
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • Amazing Doctor and staff. - 11/16/16
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • The staff was great. David was very helpful with my surgery scheduling and questions. Luis was fabulous when I needed help with changing my dressing. Joel was nice helping me with the undoing of the dressing. Great group to be a patient of. - 12/13/16
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • ;) - 09/08/16
  • Very pleased with everyone and the procedures I have had done with Dr. Henry and his staff. - 12/28/16
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • 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
  • 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
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • 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
  • Thank you for the help. - 11/10/16
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • Staff exceptional and Dr. Henry is as well. - 11/15/16
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • Everyone here has been awesome. We appreciate everything you all have done. thank you! - 12/05/16
  • 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
  • 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
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • I am feeling so much better! My hands do not fall asleep and I do not drop things anymore. Yah! Thank you so much! - 09/16/16
  • Thank you to everyone here with my surgery and healing process! I really felt comfortable with everyone on the staff and feel as though I came to the best place possible for my surgery. THANK YOU!!!! - 09/09/16
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • Everyone is always nice - 12/14/16
  • I was impressed at how fast I was able to get an appointment. The staff was very helpful and the doctor was amazing! - 12/08/16
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • Dr. Henry and each and every one of the staff we met exhibited a spirit of excellence in every area. From the first visit we were comfortable and confident that we would be well taken care of. - 09/28/16
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
  • Great center with friendly staff and very competent physician. I would definitely recommend to others. - 10/20/16
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • :) - 06/01/17
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • Great friendly staff - 10/28/16
  • Mark is great and so is Luis (I would give Luis a raise!!) - 09/27/16
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • This was only a consult, but I felt that I was leaving with enough information and a plan on the next step needing to be taken. - 09/26/16
  • The Doc is awesome and his staff is on their game, the wait can be a little long but you get that when you are dealing with elite care. - 09/19/16
  • 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
  • Excellent care and service! I would highly recommend Dr Henry and his staff! - 09/14/16
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • thank you - 02/09/17
  • Excellent treatment by the physician and friendly service by the staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. - 09/12/16
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
  • :) - 05/11/17
  • Awesome as always! - 10/11/16
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • 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
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • Awesome staff.. - 09/26/16
  • I will definitely recommend your practice to my friends and family. Thank you very much for seeing me and for the very detailed explanation! - 10/14/16
  • 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
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • 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
  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
  • Always a pleasure working with Dr. Henry and his awesome staff! - 10/07/16
  • Great detailed information. - 11/03/16
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • Amazing people. Luis, Joel and Teresa, and Dr. Henry... I appreciate all of you. Your staff is outstanding. - 09/14/16










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