Wrist and Hand Fractures and Dislocations

Your hand and wrist are composed of many bones that form a complex framework. When fractures occur in these bones, it may cause pain, stiffness, and loss of hand movement. Some fractures can cause deformities like a crooked finger, but many do not.

Hand surgeons often treat fractures using procedures such as internal fixation, external fixation and bone grafts. These techniques use plates, screws, pins and bone fragments to join the fractures and allow healing.