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Broken Hand Treatment

We use our hands every day to perform daily tasks such as eating, brushing our teeth, and getting dressed. When the integrity and health of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, and bones in our hands are compromised, it can negatively impact our quality of life.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our certified, expert specialists can treat broken bones in our hands with reconstructive surgery. Hand fracture surgery is a procedure designed to stabilize and align the bones in our hands with implants such as wires, screws, or plates. Our team will work alongside you during your surgery and provide you with rehabilitative advice to ensure a quick and healthy recovery process.

If you are experiencing the pain of a broken hand, our team is ready to provide you with the relief you deserve. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.

What Is Hand Fracture Surgery?

Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities. How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones.

Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at home and work and negatively impacting quality of life.

The human hand itself is very complex and delicate in structure.  At some time in life, you may experience hand or wrist pain.

Sometimes hand fracture surgery is required to stabilize and align the bones.

These fractures usually break through the skin or result from a crushing accident.

An orthopedic surgeon can:

  • implant wires
  • screws
  • plates

in the broken bone to hold the pieces of the fractured bone in place.

After the bone has healed, your surgeon may remove the implants or may leave them in place.

The physician may want to examine the hand periodically to ensure that the joint doesn’t tighten (contract) during healing.

Joint stiffness may be experienced because of the long immobilization period. Exercises can help restore strength and range of motion. A physical therapist may be able to help with this.