Symptoms of Fractures
Identifying the symptoms of a fracture is crucial for seeking timely expert advice:
Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling around the injury.
Bruising: Bruising or discolouration of the affected area.
Deformity: The finger, hand or arm bones may appear crooked or misaligned.
Limited range of motion: Difficulty moving the finger, hand, wrist or arm due to pain and swelling.
Tenderness: Tenderness when touching the injured area.
Difficulty grasping: Weakness and difficulty in gripping objects.
Treatment of Fractures
Consult with an expert: An Accredited Hand Therapist is a physiotherapist or occupational therapist with expertise in the finger, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Treatment options depend on the specific fracture.
Find below a list and linked information on common fractures.
* Distal radius fracture
* Metacarpal fracture
* Tuft fracture
* Radial head fracture
* Scaphoid fracture
Find a local Accredited Hand Therapist
Patients can find a local Accredited Hand Therapist on our website using the link below.