Hand or Wrist Fracture

A fractured hand or wrist can be a minor or major issue. Regardless, you'll need immediate medical attention. Fortunately, Spectrum Health hand and wrist specialists are available for you. If needed, our orthopedic surgeons can fix every one of those intricate bones.

A fracture is a broken or cracked bone. When you fracture your hand or wrist, you can't move it at all. The hand or wrist may look misshapen, and it may be numb. Sometimes the bone shows through the skin. Wrist or hand fractures can be a result of osteoporosis, sports injuries or a slip-and-fall. Getting expert treatment will ensure complete and proper healing.

Treatments for Fractures

A bone fracture can be tricky. Unless it's a compound fracture, which is obvious, you may think it's a sprain or bruise. Poor fusing by letting it heal without help can cause you lifelong trouble. Our orthopedic doctors can quickly diagnose your break and have you on the mend, the right way.

Your fracture is likely to require a cast. If there is internal damage or fragments, you may heal better with surgery. Whatever you need, many of our surgeons have special certifications in complex surgeries for the location of your break.

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