Finger, Hand and Wrist Fractures2019-03-18T10:34:42-04:00

Finger, Hand and Wrist Fractures



The hands and wrists are susceptible to pain and injury at all stages in life. From performing minor repetitive tasks (like clicking a mouse) to suddenly stopping the force of the body during a fall, many activities can result in strains, sprains or fractures.

Injuries to fingers, hands and wrist are not uncommon in high-contact sports. A fracture is a break in the bone or supporting structures of the hand or wrist. A fracture can present as pain or stiffness in the hand, as well as loss of movement. Some fractures cause obvious deformity and will need immediate medical treatment to control pain, realign bones, immobilization and possibly surgery. After these steps are taken, and a period of healing has transpired, appropriate rehabilitation will be prescribed to restore function to the hand or wrist.

Symptoms of Finger, Hand and Wrist Fracture

Symptoms of hand injuries, including those of the wrist and fingers, vary depending on the severity of the injury. In most cases, common symptoms of injury include:

  • Swelling on or near the injured site.
  • Pain or discomfort: either at rest, or in use.
  • Deformity, or distorted appearance.
  • Weakness, numbness or tingling.

Treatment of Finger, Hand and Wrist Fracture

We use our hands, fingers and wrists for most daily activities. At Sideline Orthopedics, our top priority is to establish a treatment plan that allows you to heal, then rehabilitate to strengthen and ultimately restore the function of your hand and get you back into doing what you love! Treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity of your injury. Some treatment modalities may include:

  • Rest.
  • Ice.
  • Elevation.
  • Immobilization.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication.
  • Surgery.

Our team is happy to coordinate your treatment and therapy to enhance the healing process. As a patient, it is important that you follow the post-injury care instructions that your doctor provides.

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