Hand Wrist Fractures

What You Need to Know About Metacarpal Fracture

What You Need to Know About Metacarpal Fracture

Learn about the causes, signs, treatment, and potential complications involved with a metacarpal fracture. Michael Dorausch / Getty Imagese / CC BY-SA 2.0If you have a broken hand, you likely have sustained a metacarpal fracture—an injury to the...

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Colles Fracture

A Colles' fracture is a specific type of wrist fracture (broken wrist). The name comes from the physician who first described this injury. A broken wrist is a common injury. In fact, wrist fractures are the most common extremity fracture,...

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Hand and Wrist Fractures

Breaking a bone in your finger, wrist, or hand can impact more of your daily life than you think. Explore treatments that can lead to a full recovery.

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Physical Therapy for a Colles' Fracture

A Colles' fracture is a common type of wrist fracture. Learn how physical therapy can help improve mobility and function after a Colles' fracture. A Colles' fracture is a break in the radius bone, one of the bones of the forearm near the...

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Boxer's Fracture Symptoms and Treatment

A boxer's fracture is a broken bone of the hand on the pinkie or ring finger from a punch or fall. Learn how it's diagnosed and treated. The boxer's fracture is a broken bone of the hand, classically at the base of the small finger. The...

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Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

A fall can leave you with wrist pain that is a scaphoid fracture. It is complex to treat and often takes a long time to heal. Learn more about it. A fall on an outstretched arm may result in more than a wrist pain or sprain. Such a fall may cause a...

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Avulsion Fracture of the Fifth Metatarsal Diagnosis

Avulsion fractures are the most common type of fracture to the fifth metatarsal at the base of the little toe, pulling off a fragment of bone. Fractures that occur in the foot are common injuries seen in young athletes, middle-aged weekend warriors,...

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Scaphoid Fracture

A scaphoid fracture is an injury to one of the small bones in the wrist. Treatment may involve surgery to prevent the risk of nonunion. The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones—called carpal bones—in the wrist. These bones allow complex,...

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Broken Finger

Finger fractures require appropriate treatment to ensure that function of the hands and fingers is not limited after healing. Finger fractures come in many shapes and sizes. Most finger fractures have simple treatments, while others may require...

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The 3 Types of Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Three common types of fractures occur at the proximal end of the fifth metatarsal: avulsion fractures, Jones fractures, and stress fractures. The fifth metatarsal is the bone on the outside of the midfoot at the base of the small toe. The...

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Hand Fractures Diagnosis and Treatment

Learn what happens after you've fractured the bones in your hand or finger and if it should be treated with a cast or if you should consider surgery. A hand fracture occurs when one of the small bones of the hand is broken. There are several...

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