Hand fracture

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

A hand fracture is a break in one or more of the bones of the hand (metacarpals and phalanges). The phalanges are the bones of the fingers, and the metacarpals form your knuckles and connect the hand to the wrist. The causes of a broken hand may be direct blows to the area, falls on the back of the hand or muscle stress. Symptoms of injury are pain in the hand, limb deformity, inability to move or bear weight difficulty, hand numbness, swelling ... Some hand fractures require the use of a splint or cast, and others need surgery. Generally, the patient can return to work or sports activities approximately six to eight weeks after the fracture.

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