How to Treat a Hand Injury

Hand Surgery East Brunswick NJJust like with any part of your body, you don’t realize just how much you use every part of your hand until it is injured. Hand injuries can range from something as small as a hairline fracture in your pinky to as large as an entire hand break. Depending on the severity of your break and where it’s located, will help Dr. George Philip Smith choose a treatment that’s right for you. Let’s take a closer look at some common hand injuries and how they’re treated.

Minor Fracture

Minor hand fractures can be caused by virtually anything— especially if you play any type of sport. Sometimes people think that a fracture is so minor that they don’t need to be seen by a professional. However, a fracture that is left unseen and untreated can result in permanent stiffness or other problems. With a simple x-ray, we should be able to take a closer look at the fracture and decide on a treatment plan from there. Typically, a minor finger fracture can be treated by wearing a splint for three weeks.

An Extensive Break

Your hand is made up of intricate muscles, tendons, and joints that ll give you the ability to do small things like type on a computer and large things like dribble a basketball. Because of how intricate every part of your hand is, if you suffered from a severe break that caused any sort of nerve damage, we might recommend surgery. Typically, pins, screws, or wire will be used to hold your fractured bones together as it heals. Additionally, a cast will be applied to keep your hand stable as it heals.

Whether you have a minor or a major hand or finger break, Dr. George Philip Smith can help. Ready to learn more about our treatments? Call us today: (718) 608-1111.

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