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Hand Fractures Hand Therapy



“Working with a knowledgeable hand therapist can make the difference between success and failure in complex hand surgical cases. The therapist extends the continuum of our care, as well as functioning as coach and trainer for our patients.”

Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Past President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

In Phoenix Rehab, our senior hand therapists are experienced licensed and dedicated therapists (physiotherapists and/or occupational therapists) who specialized ONLY in the rehabilitation, treatment and management of painful fingers, hands, wrists, forearm & elbow conditions, because of interest, passion and expertise.

A fracture is a break in any bone.

A fracture severity can range from

  • a tiny hairline crack in the bone that is stable to
  • a fracture into few pieces that is stable
  • a fracture into few pieces that has moved and possibly cut other structures such as tendons and muscles
  • a bone that has broken through the skin (called an open fracture)

There are 19 bones in the finger, thumb and palm of the hand. A fracture of any of these is called a hand fracture.

What are the symptoms of a hand fracture?

Fractures can cause

  • pain
  • throbbing
  • swelling
  • bruising, and the finger might look deformed or out of place

There will also be limited motion or inability to move the fractured finger and also the other fingers. There might be some numbness with the fracture if the tiny nerves running along the sides of the finger have been stretched or injured.

Finger fracture with swelling and bruising

What are the causes of a hand fracture?

Typically it's trauma or injury to the hand is the main cause of hand and finger fractures.

These injuries may occur from

A fracture occurs when there is enough force to break the bone, and usually will involve some form of primary and secondary damage to other structures in the same hand.

What is the treatment for a hand fracture?

If a fracture is suspected, the doctor will order an X-ray.

The results of the X-ray will determine what kind of treatment is needed.

Typically there are three main types of treatment to help fractured bones heal:

  • The first type is simple immobilization and protection
  • The second type is called a closed reduction in which the doctor sets or positions the fractured bone
  • The third type of treatment is called an open reduction in which surgery is performed and may include a pin, screw or plate to keep the fracture stable

What can a hand therapist do for me?

A hand therapist is extremely important in the rehabilitation of hand fractures.

Our senior hand therapist can fabricate a custom hand and finger splint orthosis that provides proper positioning and allows the fracture to heal.

Unfortunately due to the complexity, our fingers become stiff very fast, and our senior hand therapist can instruct the patient in safe exercises that will both treat AND prevent stiffness.

The best outcome after a finger fracture is to have a fully healed fracture with a return of full motion, strength and hand function, and this is usually achieved with consistent hand therapy with a senior and dedicated hand therapist.

Custom-made orthosis for a hand fracture

Patients may also receive the following hand therapy treatment modalities:



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Phoenix Rehab physio Services

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes



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Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on

  • posture
  •  core stability
  • balance
  • control
  • strength
  • flexibility and
  • breathing

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)



DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to

  • accelerate recovery and
  • shorten downtime / recovery period required

It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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book your physio appointment or enquire now

Email questions and your preferred physiotherapy timings to nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

WhatsApp / SMS your name, preferred date, time and enquiries to +6588001830

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