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St. Louis Hand Injury Attorneys

Hand Fracture

Fractures of the hand are a relatively common injury, often occurring during a crushing injury or blunt injury occurring during an automobile accident. Fractures can occur by different mechanisms:

With any long bone fracture (arms, hands, fingers, legs, foot), there are multiple classifications to describe the injury and it is these descriptors that guide the mainstay of treatment for the various hand injuries.

Symptoms and Treatment

As with any fracture, breaking your hand will cause a great deal of pain. There will most likely be some immediate swelling around the area.

Treatment for an open fracture:

Treatment for a stable, closed fracture and an extraarticular fracture:

Treatment for a transverse, spiral, or vertical split fracture:

Treatment for a comminuted fracture:

Treatment for an intraarticular fracture:

Prognosis

With any fracture, there is always a risk of the bones not healing properly, especially as we age. However, the majority of individuals have a good recovery. With any traumatic bone injury involving a joint, there is a risk of developing arthritis at an early age.

Exceptional Legal Representation

As a victim of hand fracture caused by negligent conduct, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and decreased quality of life. John Page and his team of committed injury attorneys are standing by to assist you. Call now to learn more about how we can protect your legal rights.

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