Traumatic Injuries to bones and joints of the hand and wrist are expertly cared for in our office every day. We specialize in:

  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Fingers
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Distal Radius Fractures

Dr. Richardson has treated thousands of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and is an expert in:

  • Tendon Transfers
  • Staged Reconstructions for Complex or Chronic Injuries.

Hand & Wrist Fractures

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A fracture is a break in any bone. A fracture can range from a tiny hairline crack, to a bone break that has broken through the skin ( called an open fracture) . In many cases, fractures cause pain, throbbing, and swelling.  An x-ray can confirm the fractured bone. Most can be treated with a splint or cast. Sometimes a displaced fracture needs to be set or repositioned into better alignment. Occaisonally, a fracture is so unstable, it must  be fixed with some kind of hardware, usually pins or screws.

 

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Have you experienced a traumatic injury? Are you unsure if you need treatment or not? Contact us and we can answer your questions and help alleviate any concerns.