Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries
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.