The bones of the hand serve as a framework. This framework supports the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. When one of these hand bones is fractured, it can prevent the use of the hand, wrist, and fingers.
- There can be different vary of fracture, including:
- Stable fracture, when the bone pieces are aligned
- Unstable fracture, when there are bone fragments that have shifted
- Comminuted fracture, when the bone is shattered into many pieces
- Open fracture, when a bone fragment breaks through the skin.
Symptoms of fractured hand can include:
- Pain and stiffness
- Difficulty moving the hand, wrist, and/or fingers
- Deformities such as crooked finger