Hand Fractures

Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

A hand fracture is a break in any of the bones in the hand, including the small bones of the fingers and thumb. They are often caused by falls to the hand, but can also be caused by a crush or twisting injury, or through direct contact (often seen in sports).

Many hand fractures respond well to conservative treatment, and do not require surgery. However, if the fracture is complicated, the bones are severely misaligned, or damage to the surrounding structures (such as the tendons or nerves) is involved, surgery may be recommended to ensure the best chance of complete recovery.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for hand fractures and a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/hand-fractures: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about hand fractures or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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