Wrist & Hand Fractures

A hand fracture is a break in the bones of the hand. This includes the bones of fingers, palm( Carpal bones) and wrist (Radius & Ulna).

Causes
  • Crush injuries
  • Twisting injuries
  • Fall
  • Sport injuries
  • Road traffic accidents
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity
  • Restricted movements of fingers and wrist
Investigations
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Splint or brace
  • Cast immobilization for 4-6 weeks
  • Analgesics
Surgical
  • Closed Fracture reduction under anaesthesia and fixation with wires.
  • Open reduction and Internal fracture fixation with plates and screws.
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