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Also known as: Ligament injuries, finger injuries, wrist injuries.
Hand injuries can vary widely from problems that impact the wrists, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, to arthritis to accidents that result in fractures or dislocations. If not treated properly, these injuries can lead to complications and problems with daily function.
Common reasons for hand injuries can include overuse injuries due to repetitive motion of the hand or part of the hand. Accidents that directly impact the hand are another cause of hand injuries.
Regardless of the type of injury, pain and limited mobility of all or part of the hand are the primary symptoms.
Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, treatment may range from casts and splints to surgery to repair the injury. Occupational therapy may be needed to help with rehabilitation of hand function.
This page was last updated on: June 22, 2022 05:17 PM
Children’s orthopedic care needs are different from those of adults. Read more here to learn how our services are tailored to address the unique needs of children and teens.
The hand has a total of 19 small bones that create the framework for a functioning hand. The wrist is made up of 8 small bones. The forearm is composed of two long bones, known as the ulna and radius. While any of these bones may fracture, some bone are more commonly fractured than others. The scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured bone in the wrist. Fractures of the radius are also common.
A sprain refers to an injury to a ligament, which are the bands of tissue that join bones to one another. And a strain refers to an injury to the muscles or tendons around the bones. When these injuries occur in the hands or wrists, they’re known as wrist/hand sprains and strains.
Hand surgery encompasses a variety of different surgical procedures that can address different problems with the hand and arm. Hand surgeons also perform microsurgical reattachment of amputated digits and limbs, microsurgical reconstruction of soft tissues and bone, nerve reconstruction, and surgery to improve function in paralyzed upper limbs.