Have Your Hand Fractures Corrected at Orange County Hand Surgery Specialists!
Hand fractures occur when there is a break in one of the bones supporting the fingers or palms, and if left without medical attention, they can lead to impeded use, chronic pain, and possible disfigurement. At Orange County Hand Surgery Specialists, Dr. Ying Chi is double board-certified in orthopaedic and hand surgery and specializes in restoring full mobility and function to hand fractures.
Contact Orange County Hand Surgery Specialists today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fountain Valley or Tustin, California, and have your hand fractures expertly evaluated and treated by Dr. Chi.
What are Hand Fractures?
A hand fracture occurs when a force is applied to the hands that is strong enough to result in a bone break. The hands are comprised of a network of multiple small bones, and when hand fractures occur, the supportive structures of the hand bones can either shift and become displaced or stay in place and remain stable depending on the injury.
At Orange County Hand Surgery Specialists, Dr. Chi is experienced in the diagnosis and correction of multiple hand fractures, including:
- Fractures of the shaft, or main body, of the bones
- Fractures that occur at the joint surface
- Comminuted fractures, where the bone is shattered into multiple pieces
- Open or compound fractures that result in the bone breaking through the skin
While some hand fractures create an obvious disfigurement of the fingers, others are characterized by pain, stiffness, and decreased use of the affected fingers or hands. At our office in Fountain Valley, we use advanced testing to assess the extent of your injury and create a surgical plan to restore mobility and alleviate pain at the site of the fracture.
How are Hand Fractures Treated?
The type of procedure used to correct hand fractures is determined by the extent of the injury. While some fractures can be held in place by a splint or corrected with the use of pins and wires, other more complicated fractures may require surgical intervention to restore the full use of your hands and prevent further complications over time. During your consultation, Dr. Chi will discuss the results of your x-rays and determine which type of procedure will create the best results for your condition.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fountain Valley or Tustin and have your hand fractures expertly diagnosed and treated by Dr. Chi.
Figure 1: Examples of fractures in fingers.
Figure 2: Examples of plates, pins, and screws used to join fractures while they heal.