Fractured Wrist Treatment for Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News & the Surrounding VA Areas
A fractured wrist involves a break or crack in one of the many bones that form the wrist joint. This type of injury often results from trauma, such as when an individual reaches out in an attempt to stop a fall, leading to a hard landing onto an outstretched hand. It’s important to seek medical attention for a possible wrist fracture as soon as possible. If a broken bone heals out of proper alignment, the function of the hand and wrist can be permanently impaired, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks like grasping a pen and fastening a button. If you’ve sustained a wrist injury in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, or nearby Virginia area, you can receive outstanding medical care from the orthopaedic experts at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton Roads, an orthopaedic expert will thoroughly evaluate and diagnose your wrist injury. We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatments depending on the severity, type, location, and duration of a condition. If a fractured wrist is confirmed, we might recommend immobilization through casting, splinting, or bracing, along with a course of pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications to help relieve any associated discomfort. Physical therapy can further facilitate healing after a cast or splint is removed.
Sometimes, a fractured wrist requires surgical intervention. For instance, surgery might be necessary in cases involving:
- Unstable, displaced, or multiple fractures
- Loose bone fragments
- Joint or ligament damage
In the event that your fractured wrist requires surgical intervention, a fellowship-trained surgeon (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) at Tidewater Orthopaedics will discuss your options, answer your questions, and recommend the best approach for you.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care and state-of-the-art treatment techniques have made us the top choice of athletes and other active individuals in the Hampton and Williamsburg, VA, area. To learn more about the fractured wrist treatments we offer, please contact us at 757-827-2480 to schedule a consultation.