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Hand & Wrist Fractures

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is proud to offer comprehensive care for hand and wrist fractures. We understand the debilitating effect a fracture can have on your daily life, and that's why we are dedicated to providing fast and effective recovery options. Our team of experienced orthopedic specialists is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of fractures, from minor breaks to complex injuries.

We believe in offering our patients conservative treatment options whenever possible, meaning that surgery may not always be required. Instead, we often opt for non-invasive techniques such as bracing or casting, combined with physical therapy to help you regain strength and functionality in your hand or wrist. No matter what treatment plan we recommend, our goal is to get you back to your normal daily activities as soon as possible.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we are committed to providing personalized care that meets your unique needs. Schedule an appointment with us and begin your journey to a full and speedy recovery.

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Conservative Treatment for Hand & Wrist Fractures

Unsure if your hand or wrist is broken? If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, you likely have a fracture:

  • Pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Difficulty moving the hand or wrist
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Deformity or misalignment of the affected area

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we offer a wide range of treatment options for hand and wrist fractures. Depending on the severity of your injury, our orthopedic specialists may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Immobilization: Splinting or casting the affected area can help to immobilize the bones and allow them to heal properly. 
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help to manage pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Physical therapy: Our team of physical therapists can help you to regain strength and mobility in your hand or wrist through targeted exercises and stretches.
  • Surgery: In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the fracture and restore proper function to the hand or wrist.

Frequently-Asked Questions

When is surgery necessary for a hand or wrist fracture?

Surgery may be necessary for a hand or wrist fracture if the bones are misaligned or if other non-surgical treatments have not been successful in promoting proper healing.

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

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