Hand/Wrist fractures or dislocations

Fractures of the hand and wrist are some of the most common injuries that lead to a visit to the ER. We rely on our hands and wrists and fingers for almost everything we do, and they are constantly exposed to potential hazards, so this should come as no surprise. But when you lose the use of a hand, or even one finger, you realize just how much we unconsciously rely on these little appendages. Treatment of these injuries is aimed at restoring function, reducing pain, and minimizing down time in the process. Some injuries will require a period of immobilization in a cast or splint; some will require immediate early range of motion exercises; some injuries will require surgery, followed by immobilization and therapy. Which treatment option is best for you can only be determined by assessing your hand/wrist/fingers, your xrays, and your particular needs. Dr. Yu will discuss all of these things in detail with you, as you come up with a plan of treatment together.

Read more:

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)