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Hand fractures (breaks)
















What is a fracture?

Xray of broken hand

A fracture can vary from a simple crack or chip in a bone, to a complete break. Fractures can be relatively minor and straightforward, or can be extremely complex and involve more than one break in a bone




How can a hand be broken?

Probably the most common hand break is caused by someone punching a wall or other solid object. This commonly causes a break of the little finger knuckle (known as a 'boxers fracture').

Other breaks are usually caused by trauma, such as car accidents, assault, or sports injuries.


How are broken hands treated?

To learn how different hand fractures may be treated, please click on one of our links below:

Broken fingertip

Broken fingers

Broken knuckles



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