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    Hand and Wrist Injury

    Hand & Wrist Injuries

    We have many bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints which keep our hands and wrist active. A hand and wrist injury is some of the most common injuries among athletes. However, depending on the care of a hand and wrist your injury will determine how you can expect it to heal.

    What causes a hand and wrist injury?

    There are numerous injuries which can occur in our hands and wrist. The cause of a hand and wrist injury is very broad. Although common in sports, you can also injure your hand and wrist in everyday activities, such as:

    A fall: People often try to catch their fall if they are about to land face down, this typically causes injury in our hand and wrist.

    Arthritis: As we age, arthritis sometimes occurs, which makes our bones brittle and susceptible to injuries, such as a broken wrist or broken hand.

    Sports Injuries: It is very common in contact sports to injure your hand and wrist. Contact sports such as wrestling, football, or soccer, and in high-speed sports, such as biking, in-line skating, skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

    Overuse injuries: Overuse injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and De Quervain’s disease.

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    Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

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    Common hand and wrist injuries include:

    • Lacerations: A laceration is tearing of the skin which results in a wound. Typically this occurs by a sharp objection or impact.
    • Fracture & Dislocation: A fracture is a broken bone, such as a wrist and elbow fracture. A dislocation is when a bone pops out of place.
    • Infections: Hand and wrist infections can cause severe damage which can occur even after the infection has resolved. It’s important to get this resolved with early treatment.
    • Burns: There are several different types of burns which can occur. A first degree burns damages only the outer layer of the skin. A second-degree burn damages the outer and underneath layer of the skin. A third-degree burn destroys the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath.
    • Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries are damage of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. It is common for soft tissue injuries to occur from a strain, sprain or overuse.

    Our team of orthopedic surgeons are experts in the treatment of a hand and wrist injury. Whether you have just begun to experience symptoms or have been experiencing the symptoms for a while, you can count to us for an effective management plan to ease the pain. You can visit any of our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation and Fort Lauderdale.

    South Florida hand center offers a comprehensive hand and wrist injury treatments. Schedule a consultation today with one of our world-renowned physicians and surgeons.

    Hand and Wrist Injury Diagnosis

    Depending on the injury and severity of the injury will determine the diagnosis method.

    Typically a physician will inquire about any previous medical history. A physical examination will be issued. At times, imaging will be required to determine the severity of the injury.

    Imaging may include:

    X-rays: An x-ray can suggest a ligament injury if the bones do not line up correctly. It can also suggest a broken bone in your hand or wrist.

    MRI: An MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to make detailed images of your soft tissues and bones.

    CT: A CT scan can provide a detailed view of your bones. This scan can also detect fractures that might not show up on x-rays.

    Ultrasound: An ultrasound can help show tendons, ligaments, and cysts.


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