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Hand Fractures and What To Do About Them

Orthopedic Hand and Upper extremity surgeon discusses hand fractures and treatment

Hand Fractures 

A hand fracture is a break in one of the bones in the hand. This includes the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) and the long bones within the palm (metacarpals). A broken hand can be caused by a fall, crush injury, twisting injury, or through direct contact in sports. 

In most cases, a hand fracture will heal well with nonsurgical treatment. Depending on the type and location of the fracture, this may include wearing a cast, splint or buddy straps for a period of time. For more serious fractures or for fractures that do not line up properly, however, surgery may be required to realign the broken pieces of bone. 


The bones in your hand include: 


Signs and symptoms of a hand fracture may include: 

Doctor Examination 

Physical Examination 

Dr. Khurana will ask about your symptoms and perform a careful examination of your fingers and hand. During the exam, she may look for: 


X-rays provide images of dense structures, such as bone. The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics may order one or more x-rays to help identify the location and extent of the fracture. 

Surgical Treatment 

Some hand fractures require surgery to realign and stabilize the fracture fragments. This includes open fractures in which pieces of bone have broken through the skin. 

During surgery, Dr. Khurana will reposition the bone fragments into their normal alignment. Small metal devices—such as wires, screws, pins, staples, and plates—may be used to hold the pieces of fractured bone in place. 

After surgery, you may have to wear a splint or cast for a period of time in order to protect the fracture. 


Overall, high-quality orthopedic care is invaluable. It helps people, like you, reclaim their quality of life and get back to doing the things they love. 

Dr. Khurana specializes in diagnosing and treating problems of the hand, wrist and forearm, including fractures, nerve and tendon problems, sports injuries, congenital limb problems, joint instability, degenerative conditions of the wrist and elbow and small joint replacement. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Khurana and discuss treatment options in person or via telehealth, please call our Atlanta or Woodstock office.  


Atlanta: 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 825, Atlanta, GA 30342 



Woodstock: 281 Heritage Walk, Woodstock, GA 30188  




*Information gathered by AAOS – Orthopedic Hand Surgery  
Lauren Mueller Marketing

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