Fractures of the hand

Acute traumatic injury to the hand is a common issue. Fractures may range from simple un-displaced breaks to more serious injuries that require fixation. Many finger fractures can be treated without the need for surgery and may require the fitting of a splint.

In some cases, it may be necessary to operate in order to reduce the fracture and fix it with plates and screws. Following surgery, one of the biggest challenges is to regain movement with the associated joints.

Each fracture is unique and requires X-ray assessment and review prior to making any decisions with regards to management.

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