Hand Fractures

Do You Have a Hand Fracture?

Hand fractures, or breaks in any of the bones in your hand, can be painful and limit the function of your hand. Proper medical treatment is required for a hand fracture. To ensure the best outcome, it is important to have your hand examined by a specialist who has the advanced training and experience needed to treat your fracture.

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of a Hand Fracture?

The causes of a hand fracture may vary. However, patients sometimes sustain a hand fracture from a sudden trauma, such as a fall. Common symptoms of a broken hand include:

  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness.
  • Inability to move a finger or fingers.
  • A finger that is suddenly shortened.
  • A finger that crosses over another finger when making a fist.
  • A knuckle that appears indented.

How Is a Fractured Hand Diagnosed and Treated?

Your physician may diagnose your fracture by conducting a physical examination of your hand and taking X-rays. Hand fracture treatment does not necessarily require surgery. Some fractures can be successfully treated without surgery, while others require surgery to properly resolve.

MHS Provides Prompt, Expert Treatment for Fractured Hands

If you’ve sustained a hand fracture, timely treatment is important to ensure the best possible outcome. We offer appointments as soon as the same day you call. MHS surgeons are experts in hand fracture surgery and non-surgical alternatives to best treat fractures of the hand and wrist. Your physician will examine your hand, diagnose the fracture, and recommend a treatment option that provides you the best possible outcome.

MHS is committed to bringing the highest level of expertise, leading-edge therapeutic approaches, and the most advanced equipment to your treatment plan. Call us at 630-359-6888, or contact us today through our secure form to schedule a prompt appointment.