Since our hands are typically the first point of contact with the tactile world, they — along with the wrists — are subject to all kinds of fracture risks including falls, a crush injury, a twisting injury, or through direct contact in sports. At the office of R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to treat hand and wrist fractures, working to restore your freedom of movement.
Signs and symptoms of hand or wrist fracture can include swelling, bruising, tenderness or pain, deformity, and an inability to move the finger or hand. Imaging tests such as X-rays can pinpoint the location and extent of the injury.
In some cases, if a fracture does not line up in an acceptable position, we can realign the bone fragments by gently manipulating them back into position without making an incision. A cast, splint or brace may be applied to keep the bones in correct alignment while they heal. In more serious cases, some hand fractures require surgery to realign and stabilize the fracture fragments. Small metal devices—such as wires, screws, pins, staples, and plates—may be used to hold the pieces of fractured bone in place.
Whether or not your treatment involves surgery, rehabilitation plays a key role in getting you back to your daily activities. The best results are seen when a patient has a high level of commitment to a full cure — which involves consistent repetition of exercises designed to restore maximum motion of the hand and/or wrist.
Committed to bone health and strength
At the office of R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate orthopedic care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By Draper Family Dentistry
June 25, 2020
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