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Will broken hands need plaster casts?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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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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