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How does a health care provider treat a broken hand?

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To treat a broken hand, a health care provider will likely take X-rays. They’ll also check for feeling and see how well the hand can move to tell whether nerves or tendons have been damaged. And they may put a splint or cast on the hand.

If the break is complicated, surgery may be needed.

From: Broken Hand Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Hand and Wrist Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Hand Fractures."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Hand Fractures."

Broken Hand Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Hand and Wrist Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Hand Fractures."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Hand Fractures."

Broken Hand Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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