Hand injuries are considered to be the most frequent bodily injury. This is undoubtedly because hands and fingers are the most often used body part. Traumatic hand and wrist injuries can include bone fractures, tendon injuries, dislocations, joint sprains, jammed fingers, wrist ligament sprains and tears.
Traumatic hand and wrist injuries may result from sports, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents or other work-related injuries. According to The American Journal of Surgery, of all hand and wrist injuries, 45.3% occur at home and 19.7% at work. The most frequent causes of hand and wrist injuries at home are improper lawnmower and snow blower use. Another common injury is a laceration caused by knife accidents while cooking or carving.
All hand or wrist injuries should be evaluated by an expert immediately. Depending on the nature and seriousness of the injury, a trip to the emergency department may be required. The hand and wrist contain a large number of very fine bones and improper care can result in deformity, limited or complete lack of mobility.
Specializing in hand reconstruction and injury treatment, Dr. Leah Urbanosky of Hinsdale Otrhopaedics has a keen understanding of the complex anatomy of the hand and the mechanisms of specific injuries. She is an expert diagnostician and surgeon for both the hand and wrist.
If you would like an evaluation of your hand or wrist injury, please call Dr. Leah Urbanosky at (815) 462-3474.
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