Hand Injuries Topic Guide
Hand Injuries: Hand injuries can be divided into six categories. 1) cuts and lacerations, 2) fractures and dislocations, 3) soft tissue injuries and amputations, 4) infections, 5) burns, and 6) high pressure injuries. Treatment of hand injuries depend on the type of injury.
Broken Hand Broken hand (fractures) are caused by trauma to the hand, crush injuries, falls, sports injuries, improper use of tools, and workplace injuries. Broken hand is usually diagnosed with an X-ray. Treatment of a broken hand depends on the bone or bones that were fractured.
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