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How can you treat a broken hand?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends on fracture
Depends on fracture.
Treatment can be anywhere from taping; to closed reduction and putting in a splint; to surgery with internal fixation. The treatment options should be discussed with your surgeon. And fyi, there are orthopedic surgeons who just do hand surgery if you are looking for an appropriate physician for consultation and treatment.

In brief: Depends on fracture
Depends on fracture.
Treatment can be anywhere from taping; to closed reduction and putting in a splint; to surgery with internal fixation. The treatment options should be discussed with your surgeon. And fyi, there are orthopedic surgeons who just do hand surgery if you are looking for an appropriate physician for consultation and treatment.
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand surgeons may also be plastic or general surgeons
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Splinting or casting
In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture.
Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde.

In brief: Splinting or casting
In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture.
Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde.
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