Often caused by a fall, a direct blow, or a sports-related injury, a break in one of the 27 bones of the hand can affect your ability to complete everyday tasks.
Common signs of a broken hand include:
- Deformity, such as a crooked finger
- Inability to move your fingers or thumb
- Severe pain that increases when moving or using your hand
Many fractures can be treated with nonsurgical treatment options, such as a cast or splint; however, if your fracture is serious or complex, it might require surgery to realign the broken pieces of the bone.
If you have a broken hand, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Waiting can affect the healing process as well as decrease your range of motion and grip strength.
For more information about hand fractures or if you are experiencing hand pain, request an appointment online with one of our specialists at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia or call (404) 238-7280.