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Hand Fractures


This is a break in one or more of the five bones of the hand. These bones are called the “metacarpals.” A fractured metacarpal can shift out of place. Without proper care, it may not heal correctly.


Hand Fractures

Causes & Triggers

How do you break a metacarpal? It can happen if you fall and try to catch yourself. It can happen if your hand is crushed or twisted. You could break a metacarpal while playing a contact sport, or if you have a road accident.

  • Accidents
  • Arthritis
  • Direct hit
  • Falls
  • Overuse or repetitive motion
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

What are the symptoms? You can have pain, swelling, tenderness and bruising. It may hurt more when you try to grip or squeeze with your hand. You may see a bump on the back of your hand. Your fingers may not line up like they normally should. You may feel a sensation of numbness or stiffness, and you may have trouble moving your fingers or thumb.

  • Bruising
  • Deformed appearance
  • Difficulty moving hand
  • Numbness
  • Pain, especially when gripping or squeezing
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatment

How do we treat it? We make sure your bones are aligned correctly, and then we put your hand in a splint or a cast while it heals. For a bad fracture, you may need surgery. Your doctor will create a plan that’s right for you.

  • Seek immediate medical treatment to avoid improper healing, reduced grip strength or limited range of motion.
  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for symptom relief and treatment options.

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