Hand and Finger Fractures


Trauma to the hand can result in fractures of the metacarpal (hand bone) or phalanx (finger bone).  When the bone fractures, the supporting frame for the finger is lost, causing shortening, angulation, or rotational deformity.

Many fractures of the hand can be treated without surgery using a splint or a cast.  Proper positioning for the hand is important for the fracture to heal.

For displaced fractures of the hand, surgery with pins, screws, or plates may need to be considered to restore the proper alignment and allow early motion for recovery.

Each fracture has its own characteristics based on location, comminution, and displacement.  Sometimes a standard or an innovative technique is required for repair of the fracture.  The Fondren Orthopedic Group hand surgeons have experience with multiple fracture repair techniques.  If surgery is needed, your hand surgeon will help choose the best surgical correction for your fracture.

If you would like your symptoms diagnosed or evaluated, or would like to explore our treatment options for hand and finger fractures, contact one of our physicians at a location near you.

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