Hand Hand Fracture Pain

Video: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Hand Fractures

A hand fracture, also known as a broken hand, happens when enough force is applied to the hand to break a bone. A fracture is the same thing as a break, and some fractures are worse than others. Severe fractures result in shifted bone fragments or even a bone that shattered into many pieces. This short video shows how a hand surgeon treated the hand fracture of Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm.

A fracture may cause pain, stiffness and loss of movement in your hand. Many people think that because they can move their hand, it means it is not broken, but this is a myth. If you’ve injured your hand and it is painful, visit a hand surgeon at the next available appointment.

During your visit, the hand surgeon may take an x-ray to determine the type of fracture. Treatment options may vary. Watch our video for more information or visit www.HandCare.org.

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  • Cheryl Hartman
    July 1, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    I fell and fractured my elbow and wrist I can move them but hurt we to the orthopedic doctor and arm is in a sling for the elbow and my wrist is in a brace for couple of weeks then they will x-ray It to see how bad it is fracture not a good summer

  • Julie Lopez
    January 8, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    I fell on my hands and now I’m physically sick feeling weakness and hurt my leg too. What would you suggest ?

    • January 9, 2019 at 7:51 AM


      We highly recommend that you see a hand specialist as soon as possible. You can find one of our board-certified surgeons near you at http://www.findahandsurgeon.com.

      American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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