One of life’s many certainties is that accidents happen. Hand fractures can be the result of a variety of incidents and impact numerous parts of the hand, from the smaller bones in the fingers to the longer ones. Dr. Arora offers insight and care for those who have experience hand fractures.
Dr. Avery Arora is a board-certified surgeon who offers patients his unparalleled expertise in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery to those in Livonia and Southfield, Michigan as well as their surrounding areas. In addition, Dr. Arora specializes in the care and rehabilitation of medical concerns pertaining to the elbow, wrist, and hand. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you to learn more about hand fractures and how our hand fracture procedures can help improve your quality of living.
What can cause a hand fracture?
A hand fracture can be caused by:
- A twisting or crushing injury
- A fall
- Direct contact in physical activity
What are some types of hand fractures?
Two of the most common types of hand fractures are phalanges fractures and metacarpal fractures.
Phalanges fractures occur in the fourteen smaller bones of the fingers. The thumb contains two phalanges, while the other fingers contain three each. Metacarpal fractures are a break in one or more of the five long metacarpal bones of the fingers.
What are some signs of a hand fracture?
You may be experiencing a hand fracture if you notice or detect:
- Inability to move
- Shortened finger
- One finger crossing over another when trying to form a fist
Dr. Arora can examine and assess the fingers as well as the condition of the skin to better determine if you are experiencing a hand fracture.
What can I expect from a hand fracture examination?
How are hand fractures treated?
- Your metacarpal bones are broken and misaligned
- Your fingers do not align correctly
- The fracture has broken through the skin
- The pain gradually worsens
What can be expected from the recovery process?
Dr. Arora will provide you with aftercare instructions that we strongly recommend following to promote optimal healing. Should a splint be necessary, we advise you not to remove it until instructed to do so. Medication may be prescribed to you to help alleviate sensations of pain and discomfort. Patients should keep their affected hand elevated as much as possible to help reduce swelling and discomfort. All patients who undergo hand fracture treatment will make follow-up appointments so that Dr. Arora can monitor your recovery.
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a hand fracture, contact us today to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you so that Dr. Arora can help you improve your quality of life.