Many people who have a hand or wrist fracture may not initially consider a plastic surgeon to help fix their broken bones, but such a highly skilled specialist may be the right choice to get you on your way to recovery. Injuries due to trauma from a fall or physical activity are common. If you are experiencing swelling, discomfort, an inability to move around as usual or if you are noticing a visible physical change in your hand or wrist, a plastic surgeon may be able to help.
Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon?
It is important to treat your hand or wrist fracture as soon as possible. A plastic surgeon who specializes in specific areas can realign bones and ligaments that are affected so that they heal correctly. This is even more crucial in the event of a hand or wrist fracture so that special care is taken to realign the bones in order to restore mobility properly.
How Does a Plastic Surgeon Treat a Hand or Wrist Fracture?
The type of hand or wrist fracture will dictate the treatment method.
Severe hand and wrist fractures may require plastic surgery that involves the insertion of pins, plates or screws. Dr. Campanile will assess your hand or wrist fracture to determine the best method and approach to your surgery after examining your X-ray. A splint or cast may be used if the injury is minor, or, if the break is displaced or the bones are no longer aligned, pins and wires may be able to hold the bones in place while healing occurs.
What Will Happen Next?
Dr. Campanile will come up with a treatment plan designed for your specific type of hand or wrist fracture and also recommend a rehabilitative care plan if necessary. There’s no need to continue to live with the discomfort from your injury. When it comes to hand and wrist fractures, a plastic surgeon may be able to give you back the mobility you need to go about your daily life.