There are so many reasons why you should see Dr. Arora at Arora Hand Surgery if you have a fractured knuckle. Your knuckles make movement of your fingers possible, and they help you achieve a certain skill level if you use them to play the piano or the guitar. They also give you the ability to work with your hands. When a knuckle breaks or is injured in some way, your fingers don’t move so well, and you may have pain accompanied by swelling. You won’t be able to use the hand that the broken knuckle is on until you get it treated.
Signs of a Broken Knuckle
The majority of people with a fractured knuckle first notice the injury by the immediate and strong pain it brings. This pain could get worse when you attempt to move the knuckle, but there’s also a chance the pain won’t increase when you move it. Your hand will get swollen in a matter of minutes, and you will be able to move your hand less and less as your hand continues to inflate.
It’s possible that your broken knuckle won’t be visible upon making a fist. If your knuckle recedes, you can be sure it is broken. You will see bruises around the broken knuckle. If the break is serious, the bruising will be as well. The bruises, like the pain, will appear as soon as the knuckle breaks due to blood loss in the vicinity of the break. As the swollen hand gets even more swollen, there may be numbness due to compression of the nerves in the fingers. Stiffness also occurs when you break a knuckle. It might get infected, and it may not completely heal.
When you come to Arora Hand Surgery with a broken knuckle, our doctor will treat the injury according to the characteristics of the fracture. Treatment will also be based on how old you are, what you do for a living, and how much use of your hand you will need, among other factors. After your hand is examined, the treatment can begin.
Make sure to come to Arora Hand Surgery if you think you have a fractured knuckle or if you are dealing with any other type of issue with the hands, wrists, or elbows. Dr. Arora and his team are at the ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Howell, West Bloomfield, St. Clair Shores, or Macomb.