Hand Fractures

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If you’re experiencing pain that worsens when you attempt to grip, squeeze, or move your hand, you may have a broken hand.

A hand fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in your hand. It’s possible to fracture one of the smaller bones within your fingers, known as phalanges, or to fracture one of the larger, longer bones that are located within your palm, known as metacarpals. Symptoms of a fractured hand may also include swelling, bruising, and a deformed appearance of your hand.

A broken hand can be caused by a fall, crush injury, twisting injury, or through direct contact in sports.

As soon as the injury has occurred, apply ice wrapped in a towel to the injured area to decrease pain and reduce swelling. It is important to seek treatment for a broken hand as soon as possible in order to increase the probability of the bones in your hand healing properly. Early treatment will also help minimize pain and stiffness and ensure that you once again have good range of motion when your fracture heals.

In many cases, a hand fracture will heal well with nonsurgical treatment. With more serious hand fractures in which the broken bone or bones do not line up properly, surgery may be required to realign them.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

Do you live in St. Louis or Kansas City and suspect that you or your loved one may have broken their hand? Make an appointment for an evaluation with one of our board-certified orthopedic specialists today!

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

Nathan M. Fisher, DO

Nathan M. Fisher

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nathanael S. Olson, DO

Nathanael S. Olson

St. Louis, MO

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Orthopedics

Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Suzanne G. Elton

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow
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Locations

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Building A, Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
Get directions
314-849-0311