Treatment Hand and Wrist Fracture
Hand fractures belong to the group of the most common injuries. Immediate medical care is required for the trauma to heal properly. Otherwise, the wrist fracture could result in irreversible damage, making it difficult to perform daily tasks in the future. Long-term pain and arthritis may also persist. Such an injury occurs in the case of falling on an outstretched arm. Pain, swelling and bruising appear almost immediately. Furthermore, the wrist itself looks deformed and crooked. The Orthopedic Center Touch of Health in Orlando provides efficient treatment of the wrist fracture based on the latest researches and techniques.
How is a Hand Fracture Treated?
The choice of the optimal treatment strategy of the hand fracture is carried out by the doctor, taking into account such factors as the patient’s activity, the dominant limb, bone density and the nature of the wrist fracture. If the broken bones are in the correct position, the doctor will apply a splint or a cast for a period of about 6 weeks. If the position of the bone is impaired and can limit future use of that limb, surgical repair may be required before a cast or a splint is applied.
Physical therapy may be needed after surgery on the broken hand or cast removal to restore wrist mobility. It will be possible to return to light physical activity, for example, swimming, within one to two months, and to active ones in six months. Full recovery takes about a year. Depending on the condition, minor pain and stiffness may be observed for another year.
We strongly recommend seeing a doctor in our medical center in case of a hand fracture. If the injury is not very painful, and the wrist is not deformed, you can wait till the next day. However, you have to provide protection with a splint, apply ice and keep the hand above the level of the chest.
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Our Hand Experts
Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Roger A. Walker is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering. He was a member of the Varsity FAU baseball team and was selected in the Major League baseball draft. While practicing as a professional engineer, he obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from FAU. He then pursued his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University. His orthopedic surgery training was performed at the level one trauma center, Broward Health Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He continued his training at Orlando Health Medical Center, completing a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine.