Hand & Wrist
A hand fracture is a break in one of the bones in the hand. This includes the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) and the long bones within the palm (metacarpals). A broken hand can be caused by a fall, crush injury, or through direct contact in sports.
In most cases, a hand fracture will heal well with nonsurgical treatment such as wearing a cast, splint, or buddy straps for a period of time. For more serious fractures however, surgery may be required to realign the broken pieces of bone.
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