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How is broken hand treated?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on
The break. If the fracture is in good alignment it may be treated by casting.
If it is poorly aligned it may require manipulation then casting. If unable to align the bones with manipulation or if the fracture is unstable it may require surgery to pin or plate the fracture.

In brief: Depends on
The break. If the fracture is in good alignment it may be treated by casting.
If it is poorly aligned it may require manipulation then casting. If unable to align the bones with manipulation or if the fracture is unstable it may require surgery to pin or plate the fracture.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Immobilization
The treatment for fractures (broken bones) in the hand depend upon a number of factors.
The bone that is broken, the geometry and stability of the fracture, the displacement (separation of the broken pieces) of the bone and the age of the patient are all factors that are considered. Treatment can range from simple splinting for stable fractures in good position to surgery.

In brief: Immobilization
The treatment for fractures (broken bones) in the hand depend upon a number of factors.
The bone that is broken, the geometry and stability of the fracture, the displacement (separation of the broken pieces) of the bone and the age of the patient are all factors that are considered. Treatment can range from simple splinting for stable fractures in good position to surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
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