Hand Fractures

Fractures of the metacarpal, or hand, bones account for approximately one-third of all hand fractures. The hand bones can fracture near the midbone, knuckle, or near the wrist. The most common symptoms of a broken hand bone include:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Deformity
  • Inability to move the finger
  • Shortened finger
  • Depressed knuckle
  • Crossed fingers when attempting to make a fist

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