Your hands are one of the most important and delicate assets of your body. Their various parts form a complex system of nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood-vessels. Each bone in a hand has its own vital function.
When a hand fracture occurs, it can affect your regular lifestyle as well the health of your hand. The following symptoms are associated with a hand fracture:
- Bumps on the back of the hand
- Difficulty performing hand movement
A fracture in one of the metacarpal bones, which connect your fingers to your wrist, can impair functions and lead to difficulties. A fracture of one of the metacarpal bones located just below the knuckle is known as a “Boxer’s Fracture.” A fracture of the finger bones or phalanges can cause fingers to overlap, prevent motion, and cause permanent damage if not addressed early.
Dr. Heller offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options in his offices in Long Beach, Valencia, and Lancaster. Surgery can reposition the damaged bones and secure them in place for proper healing. Wires, plates, and screws may be required to maintain the position of the fractured bone.
Please call us today to have your questions answered regarding hand fractures or to schedule a consultation.