How you take care of a hand fracture in Houston or what you think may be a broken hand is important for its future use, functionality and range of motion. Since your fingers, hand and wrist work together through a network of bones and muscles, untreated hand fractures can prevent you from using them.
Your activities may put you at a greater risk. Sports injuries, automobile accidents or other medical conditions can increase your chances of injury. Certain diseases such as osteoporosis that weakens bones, causing them to become thinner and fragile, can lead to hand fractures. If your bone damage is severe and involves shattering of bone, repair may require surgery.
Why Treat Quickly
Delaying treatment could mean more damage in the future. Without an X-ray or medical evaluation, you could be setting yourself up for future problems such as limitation of movement of the hand, osteoarthritis or blood vessel and nerve damage.
Dr. Jason Ashford has been treating patients in the Houston and Conroe, Texas area for over 9 years. As a board certified hand surgeon, he says his mission is to “relieve pain, restore function and help his patients return to work and play”. As many patients have already learned, you can trust Dr. Ashford to repair your broken hand as well as design a recovery that includes hand therapy and physical therapy all at one convenient location.
Symptoms of a Broken Hand or Fracture
- Pain in the hand or wrist area
- Stiffness of the hand, wrist or fingers
- Limited movement
- Appearance of misshapen or crooked fingers