Hand Fracture

A hand fracture refers to a break in one or more bones in the hand.



  • The hand is comprised of many small bones, which can be easily broken from a fall or traumatic injury.


  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the site of the injury.
  • Difficulty moving the hand or fingers.
  • Broken bones may be visible through the skin which is referred to as a displaced fracture.


  • Physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans.
  • Immobilization with a cast or splint, physical therapy.
  • In severe cases, surgery to realign the bones.

It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have a hand fracture, as untreated or improperly treated fractures can lead to complications such as chronic pain, limited mobility, or decreased hand function. With proper care and treatment, most hand fractures will heal over time, allowing for a return to normal activities.

It is also important to keep the hand immobilized and protected during the healing process to ensure proper healing and to avoid re-injury. Following the recommended treatment plan and participating in physical therapy can help improve the chances of a full recovery.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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