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Broken Hand

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Because hand injuries and finger injuries can be handicapping, it is extremely important that they are evaluated thoroughly. The prognosis depends on whether the injury involved a joint, whether tissue was lost, whether infection occurred, and often how well you will follow instructions. Many seemingly minor fractures will require surgery followed by some physical therapy to regain the maximum amount of function.

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fractured hand, hand injury, broken hand

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Reviewed on August 10, 2005

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