About Hand/Wrist Fractures
When an injury to your hand or wrist occurs, it may lead to a fracture that may require urgent attention. A fracture can range from a small crack in the bone to a series of several cracks with bone displacement. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Steven Gordon in The Woodlands, TX offers diagnostic imaging and surgical remedies to treat hand and wrist fractures in order to allow you restored function of your hand. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific injury and various surgical techniques may be utilized, depending on the severity of the break. If you have experienced a recent accident, such as a fall, and suspect a fracture in your hand or wrist, as well as notice swelling and tenderness, we encourage you to contact Gordon Plastic Surgery for a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Gordon.
Diagnosing a Hand Injury
In order to determine a fracture, Dr. Gordon will conduct a complete medical history and exam and may order x-rays or a CT to evaluate further. If a fracture in the bone is identified, he will then discuss whether non-operative or operative treatment is needed. In some cases, a brace or cast may suffice to treat the break, but in more severe cases, surgery may be indicated.
The surgical approach to treating your hand or wrist fracture will vary, depending on the location of the break and its severity. The main goal is to stabilize the fracture and allow the bone to heal completely in the right position and to restore your function. In order to do so, Dr. Gordon may use metal pins or internal plates. Prior to providing treatment, Dr. Gordon will let you know exactly what you can expect during and after your procedure. He may also recommend occupational therapy after your surgical procedure to help you regain the strength and mobility of your hand or wrist.
Hand and Wrist Fractures Reviews
"About 10 months ago, I had surgery on my left hand. Dr. Gordon deleted a bone that had grown over time and replaced it with a tendon. I had rehab for about 6 weeks and my hand is 100%. Dr. Gordon did an excellent job, I would recommend him to anyone needing hand surgery or any other surgery that Dr. Gordon does, and not to mention his terrific staff!"- R.V. / Google / Jan 29, 2020
What to Expect
The goal of surgical treatment for a hand or wrist fracture is to provide you with the restored function of the area while also reducing pain and focusing on the aesthetic appearance. Following your procedure, Dr. Gordon and his team will provide you with the appropriate aftercare instructions to ensure you heal properly. You will also need to attend follow-up appointments so that your progress can be monitored. We also encourage you to contact our facility throughout your recovery if you have any questions or concerns.
Seek Help Today
If an injury to your hand or wrist happens, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible. At Gordon Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gordon and his team are able to effectively treat hand and wrist fractures for restored functionality. Contact us in The Woodlands, TX if you suspect you may have a bone break in your hand or wrist in order to receive a thorough evaluation.