In Lafayette, LA, Darrell L. Henderson, MD provides surgical and non-surgical treatment to patients with hand fractures to ensure correct healing and allow them to regain full use of their hand.
The 27 bones of your hands work in perfect harmony, allowing you to write, eat, hug, and do many other things. When one or more of these bones is broken, the overall function of your hand is significantly affected. As a result, even your normal daily activities are difficult, if not impossible. Because your hand has so many small bones, very little trauma is required to cause a fracture or other injury. Hand injuries occur most frequently as the result of direct impacts on the hands or crushing blows, and the most likely areas to be broken are the thumb, outside of the palm near your pinkie, and fingertips.
How Do I Know If I Have a Hand Fracture?
The most common signs of a hand fracture are the following:
- Numbness and weakness
- Inability to grab objects
- Inability to move fingers
What Treatment Is Recommended for a Hand Fracture?
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will medically evaluate your hand fracture and recommend treatment options. In most cases, a cast or splint is used to immobilize your hand and allow the bones to heal. In more advanced cases, surgery is required to reposition the bones and secure them with screws, sutures, plates, and wires. If you have trauma to your skin as the result of a compound fracture, the wound is cleaned and sutured closed.
What Happens After My Treatment for a Hand Fracture?
Follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon carefully, and protect your hand from further injury. After the bones, soft tissue, and connective tissues heal, your plastic surgeon may recommend physical therapy. Physical therapy helps strengthen the muscles of your hand and also advances healing.
What Does Treatment for a Hand Fracture Cost?
We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.
Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD
- We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
- Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
- We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
- We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.
What to Expect During your Consultation
We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:
- Your medical history
- Discussion of your concerns and goals
- Explanation of procedure and expected results
- Customized treatment plan(s)
- Applicable fees and financing information
Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today